Image default

Lockdown in Greece Extended to December 14

Credit: Greek Reporter

The Greek government announced on Thursday that the lockdown imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus will be extended at least until December 14.

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas said that the reduction of Covid-19 cases throughout the country is slower than expected and the pressure on the public health system in Thessaloniki and in Northern Greece remains intense.

For this reason, he said, the restrictive measures are to be extended until 6 a.m. on Monday, December 14th.

A record-breaking 613 Covid-19 patients were currently intubated in Greece on Wednesday, as intensive care units around the country find themselves operating at near capacity. A total of 2,186 new coronavirus cases were diagnosed in Greece over the last 24-hour-period, and 89 people with the virus passed away.


Petsas added that vaccination will be voluntary and free, and announced that 1,018 vaccination centers will be created throughout Greece, in order to vaccinate 2,117,440 citizens per month.

The first to receive the vaccine will be health workers, followed by vulnerable groups over the age of 65, as well as those with underlying diseases.

Earlier, the Ministry of Development and Investment had announced that from Monday, December 7, the operation of retail businesses of purely seasonal Christmas items will be allowed.

Related posts

Author Reexamines Greek Famine During Years of Nazi Occupation


Greece to Kill 17 Million Coronavirus Infected Minks


Greece Toughens Curfew Ahead of Easter; Police to be Deployed on Highways


Greek Restaurateur Loucas Personifies Unforgettable Greek Philoxenia


Discover Your Greek Ancestry at Virtual Genealogy Conference


UNESCO Recognizes Byzantine Chant as Part of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity


Remains of Six Greek Soldiers Killed in 1974 Cyprus Invasion Returning Home


Why Greece Is the Summer Capital of The World


Which Retail Stores Remain Open in Greece After Coronavirus Restrictions