Greek authorities announced on Tuesday that mask-wearing will be made compulsory in more indoor public spaces to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The government made the decision after a small flare-up of infections in the second half of this month, the Civil Protection Ministry said.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has warned Greek citizens that the danger of COVID-19 is not over yet.
“We dealt with the first wave of the pandemic, but the danger still looms large,” he said in a tweet on Monday.
Masks are compulsory beginning on Wednesday in the following:
- Grocery stores
- Retail stores
- Hairdressers, beauty salons
- Public transport
- Public Utility offices
- Medical practices
Greece has managed to contain the spread of infections to 4,227 confirmed cases and 202 deaths after imposing an early lockdown.
At the current time, a total of nine patients in Greece, with an average age of 58, remain intubated in ICUs across the country.