New restrictions to obstruct spread of Covid-19 in Attica and Trikala announced

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The Greek government on Friday announced additional restrictions to control the spread of Covid-19 in Attica and other regions where special restrictions apply, starting on Saturday and until October 4, ANA reports.

Deputy Civil Protection and Crises Management Minister Nikos Hardialias said that, from September 26, all establishments that serve food and drinks will now be permitted to open from 5:00 in the morning instead of 7:00 in the morning, while no retail outlet will be permitted to operate between midnight and 5:00 in the morning, including kiosks, liquor stores, and mini-markets. The sole exceptions will be pharmacies and fuel stations.

He also announced that the entire region of Trikala will be placed under a special restrictive regime starting at 5:00 on Saturday morning, with the wearing of masks made mandatory in all outdoor areas, while all previous restrictions will continue to apply.

Areas, where there are currently special restrictions, include Imathia, Kilkis, Pella, Pieria, Halkidiki, Chania, and Heraklion on Crete, Zakynthos, Lesvos, and Mykonos. In the above areas, and in those under "epidemiological surveillance" (Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Region and areas of Thessaloniki, Karditsa, Larisa, Corfu, Volos, Santorini, Rhodes, Kos, Paros, and Antiparos) restaurants are permitted to provide take-away, drive-through, and delivery services, barring the sale of alcohol.

The minister also fielded questions regarding the situation in Attica, which currently accounts for roughly half the cases nationwide, confirming that there was a great epidemiological burden in the center of Athens and certain districts.

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