Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias confirmed, during a press conference on Wednesday, a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people as part of the government's ongoing efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus. Offenders will be fined 1,000 euros, Hardalias added.
Government spokesman Stelios Petsas had said the govermment was planning the ban earlier in the day.
Greece's Health Ministry representative Sotiris Tsiodras on Wednesday announced 31 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 418, with the death toll remaining at five.
Of those infected, 79 are being treated in hospital while 13 are in critical condition, Tsiodras said.
The average age of those infected stands at around 70 years, the ministry representative added.
Greek Health Ministry spokesman Sotiris Tsiodras on Tuesday announced 35 new coronavirus infections, bringing total to 387, adding that one more patient has died, pushing the death toll to five.
Tsiodras added that 14 people who had been treated after contracting the virus have been released.
The average age of the victims is 68 years old, Tsiodras added.