The Greek government took to the national airwaves today to announce harsher measures after a continued, worrisome spike in Coronavirus infections in the country and hospitals filling quickly.
Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias announced a strict national curfew between 9pm and 5am, beginning Friday, November 13. Exceptions to the curfew include travel for necessary work-related duties, dog walking or for medical or health reasons.
Businesses were ordered to maintain only a skeleton staff of necessary workers and shift all other employees to remote work.
All current measures will remain in place, including the requirement for Greeks to send a text message to a government number to request permission to leave their home with a specific reason.
Greece’s latest, harsher measures come after a spike in cases— particularly in the northern city of Thessaloniki, where yet another daily record of Coronavirus deaths was announced. A record-breaking 43 new deaths were announced on Wednesday, breaking the previous days’ death counts, which were also records.
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