PM heralds new restrictions to curb virus

Declaring that Greece faces a tough few months ahead as daily coronavirus infections broke a new record, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday heralded new measures to contain the second wave of the pandemic.

The restrictions, which Mitsotakis announced in a televised address, include a curfew from 12.30 a.m. to 5 a.m. in all areas categorized as level 3 or 4 (orange or red) in a tiered system ranking the level of transmission of coronavirus. (Those who work at night or are responding to an emergency are exempt).

Both Attica and Thessaloniki are in Level 3, while Kastoria and Kozani, in northern Greece, are in Level 4, the highest level of risk. The restrictions are to come into effect at 6 a.m. on Saturday.

The second measure Mitsotakis announced was the mandatory use of face masks in all public areas, enclosed or open.

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