Nikos Hardalias

Attica lockdown comes into effect as measures are specified

A day after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a full lockdown in the broader Athens region to contain a resurgence in coronavirus cases and ease pressure on the National Health System, Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias provided more details about the measures on Wednesday.

Gov’t specifies lockdown measures

A day after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a full lockdown in the broader Athens region to contain a resurgence in coronavirus cases and ease pressure on the National Health System, Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias provided more details about the measures on Wednesday.

Attica lockdown measures to be specified on Wednesday

The measures that will apply to the administrative region of Attica as of Thursday will be revealed at noon on Wednesday by Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias.

The minister is expected to provide a detailed picture of how the new two-week hard lockdown will affect life in Greece's capital and its suburbs, the country's most populous region.

No plan to tighten Covid-related restrictions in Thessaloniki, says minister

The Greek government has no immediate plan to further tighten restrictions related to the pandemic in Thessaloniki, Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias said on Thursday, during a meeting with local officials in the city.

Greece's second biggest city has seen a rise in infections in recent days.

Tighter restrictions not ruled out

Amid a resurgence of the coronavirus in Attica, the next 48 hours are seen as decisive as the rate of infections, hospital admissions and intubations will determine whether the country is already in the grip of a third wave, necessitating the immediate implementation of new, tougher measures to shield the National Health System from further stresses.

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