Lockdown in Greece: new national restrictions will take effect on Saturday.

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As from 7 November 2020 (6:00 am), the quarantine regime (lockdown) for the entire territory of the Hellenic Republic, a measure which will be in force until 30 November 2020.

The Greek authorities have decided to impose new restrictions at national level for three weeks to limit Covid-19 cases. "I chose to take drastic action sooner rather than later"Said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Although he previously said the second nationwide lockdown would be a last resort, Mitsotakis was forced to act after an increase in cases over the past five days, saying that without a deadlock, the pressure on the health system would be "unbearable".

Under the new national restrictions, which take effect on Saturday, all non-essential shops and activities will be closed, except for supermarkets and pharmacies. Kindergartens and primary schools remain open (grades I-VI), and high schools will use the tele-school system.

Leaving the domicile will be possible, only in the admitted hours, with the prior transmission of an SMS to the telephone number 13033.

Greece registered 2.646 infections on Wednesday, the highest daily number since the first case, bringing the total number of cases to 46.892. To date, 673 people have died in Greece due to Covid-19.

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