Universal use of masks impose in Greece

Commuters in a protective masks wait for a subway train in Athens, Greece, 2020. [EPA-EFE/ALEXANDROS BELTES]

Greece has imposed stricter measures to fight the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Masks are mandatory everywhere, not only indoors but also outdoors.

In areas with a dangerous increase in cases, traffic will be prohibited from 12.30 after midnight to 5 in the morning. Bars and restaurants will remain open, but masks won’t be obligatory while seated.

Greece has seen an alarming surge in cases in the last 10 days. Just yesterday, the country reported 882 cases and 15 deaths while people in intensive care units are 90.

Out of the total of 28,216 cases, 3,728 (13.2%) are considered to be related to travel from abroad, 11,032 (39.1%) are related to an already known case and the rest are not related to a trip or another known case or are still under investigation.

(Sarantis Michalopoulos, EURACTIV.com)

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