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New coronavirus measures turn Thessaloniki into a ghost town after midnight.

On Monday, the Greek government announced a series of new emergency measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The new rules include food or catering sector-related shops (restaurants, bars etc.) shutting between midnight and 7am in several regions and islands including:

    • Regions: Crete, East Macedonia, Thrace
    • Regional units: Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, Larissa, Corfu
    • Municipalities of: Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, Volos, Katerini, Rhodes, Antiparos, Zakynthos, Kos

On the first day of the new measures, police in Thessaloniki carried out checks to make sure businesses complied.

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Deputy Civil Protection and Crises Management Minister Nikos Hardalias on Tuesday stressed the need for compliance by all. He added that a €10,000 fine will be imposed to owners of restaurants, cafes and bars in specific regions, if they don’t follow the new measure mentioned above.