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Greece to Announce New Restrictions as Covid-19 Infections Skyrocket

PM Mitsotakis Briefs President Sakellaropoulou on Thursday. Credit: Greek government

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to announce new measures on curbing spread of the coronavirus during a televised address to nation on Thursday evening, after a worrying increase in positive cases.

Mitsotakis held a meeting with President Katerina Sakellaropoulou in the morning and briefed her on the development of the pandemic in Greece.

“We are facing a second wave,” he said. He referred to the situation that exists in schools stressing that the virus has not particularly spread because “basic safety measures, such as the mask, are reverently observed.”

On Wednesday a shocking 865 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in the country. This was by far the highest number of Covid-19 cases recorded in Greece in a one-day period since the start of the pandemic. The previous record, set just this Tuesday, was 667 new cases.

Greek Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Chardalias announced new emergency anti-virus measures to Northern Greece, which has noted a sharp increase in virus cases recently.


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