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Greece retains most restrictions by means of Christmas

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Nurse Hyad Boina, left, prepares a syringe to make use of within the therapy of a affected person in room No. 9 in his battle in opposition to COVID-19 at Bichat Hospital, AP-HP, in Paris

Greek authorities say bookshops and hairdressers shall be allowed to reopen starting Monday however all different retail shops, leisure venues, eating places, bars and cafes will stay shut all through the Christmas interval as a part of the nation’s second lockdown.

A compulsory quarantine for vacationers arriving in Greece shall be lower on Dec. 18 to a few days from the beforehand introduced 10 however a ten p.m.-5 a.m. curfew shall be in place all through the vacation season.

Authorities spokesman Stelios Petsas stated that regardless of 5 weeks of lockdown measures, coronavirus infections stay excessive, placing stress on the nation’s well being system. Intensive care models have been at 83% of their capability nationwide, and at 91% of capability within the hard-hit northern metropolis of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city heart.

Church buildings shall be allowed to open to the trustworthy solely on Christmas Day and Epiphany on Jan. 6, with limits on the quantity allowed inside in response to church dimension.

Greece has registered greater than 121,000 confirmed circumstances and three,370 deaths.


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Paige is our worldwide correspondent reporting from Europe. She holds a Bachelor Diploma in journalism and has coated unique articles on Brexit. She additionally covers updates on options for the prevailing local weather change disaster.

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