More areas in Greece have moved to Covid-19 ‘dark red’ level (very high-risk) on the country’s coronavirus risk-assessment map, due to a rise in cases, Greek Civil Protection Deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias announced on Friday.
As of Saturday, March 13 and until Monday, March 22, the regional units of Halkidiki, Evrytania and Lesvos; the municipalities of Ioannina and Metsovo (of the regional unit of Ioannina), the municipality of Katerini (of the regional unit of Pieria), the municipality of Chania (of the regional unit of Chania); and the municipality of Skiathos (of the regional unit of Sporades) will be in a stricter lockdown.
Residents in “dark red” areas are obliged to follow strict measures that include an evening/night curfew from 7 pm to 5am
Areas in Greece already in ‘dark red’ status include:
– the region of Attica (which includes central Athens)
– the regional units of Etoloakarnania and Achaia of the region of Western Greece
– the regional units of Viotia, Evia (except the municipality of Skyros), Fthiotida and Fokida of the region of Central Greece
– the regional units of Argolida, Arcadia and Corinth of the region of Peloponnese
– the regional unit of Thessaloniki of the region of Central Macedonia
– the regional units of Arta and Thesprotia of the region of Epirus
– the regional unit of Heraklion of the region of Crete
– the regional unit of Samos of the North Aegean region
– the regional unit of Lefkada of the Ionian Islands Region (except the municipality of Meganisi)
– the municipality of Kalymnos of the regional unit of Kalymnos
– the municipality of Rhodes of the regional unit of Rhodes
– the municipality of Chios of the regional unit of Chios
– the municipality of Anogia of the regional unit of Rethymnon.
All other areas in Greece are ‘red’ Covid-19 status on Greece’s risk-assessment map.
All schools close for two weeks
It was further announced that Greece’s Covid-19 health committee recommended for all schools in Greece to shut their doors for two weeks due to the rise in cases throughout the country. It is noted that primary schools and junior high schools were open in ‘red’ areas.
It is reminded that Greek authorities have tightened lockdown rules for individuals leaving home under the SMS system for outside movement.
For further information (in Greek) on the restrictive measures in ‘red’ and ‘dark red’ areas, press here. The map is updated every week.
Greek health authorities on Friday announced 2,405 new coronavirus cases – 1,137 found in Athens-Attica alone – and 49 deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, the total number of cases in the country has reached 217,018 with the death toll now at 6,986.