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Curfew and Music Ban for Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, Kilkis and Larissa Due to Covid-19

Greece’s color-coded Covid-19 risk-assessment map. Source:

Emergency Covid-19 restrictions will go into effect in the Greek regional units of Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, Kilkis and Larissa as they were declared ‘red’ areas on Greece’s Covid-19 risk-assessment map.

The General Secretariat for Civil Protection announced that as of Friday, October 1 and until Friday, October 8, residents in the four regional units will be obliged to follow emergency restrictions, which include an overnight curfew and a 24-hour music ban, in efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

In addition, the regional units of Pieria, Imathia, Pella, Kavala, Kastoria, Xanthi and Drama will remain in ‘red’ status until further notice, according to the authorities.

The restrictions for Greek regional units and municipalities in “red” status include:

– a five-hour overnight curfew from 1am to 6am (movement is allowed only for work and health reasons).
– a 24-hour music ban at all cafes, restaurants, bars.

The General Secretariat of Civil Protection reminds that private gatherings and events with the presence of more than 20 people are banned. Violators that organize private parties will be hit with fines amounting from 50,000 to 200,000 euros.

The committee of health measures also announced that the regional unit of Argolida was moved to Covid-19 ‘orange’ level on the risk-assessment map and therefore emergency restrictions can be lifted.

Greek health authorities on Thursday announced 2,232 new coronavirus cases, 326 patients on ventilators and 33 deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, the total number of cases in the country has reached 655,767. The Covid-19 death toll in Greece is 14,828.

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