New strict measures in Athens as infections continue to rise
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Following a rise in coronavirus infections particularly in the centre of Athens, as of today there are new coronavirus measures.

The emergency measures which will last until October 4, are as follows:

  • Indoor and outdoor gatherings are limited to 9 people, except for areas already regulated, such as restaurants
  • Indoor and outdoor concerts are suspended, as are indoor film screenings
  • Baptisms, weddings and funerals may have a maximum of 20 people in attendance
  • People from vulnerable groups such as migrants who have tested positive to the virus but are asymptomatic will be transferred to hotels and be under medical care there
  • 40% of private and public business employees must work from home
  • Public sector employees must arrive at and depart from work in three stages (at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 a.m.)
  • Private sector companies must do the same, but at four stages
  • People 65 or older must limit their social outings for 14 days, and their contacts to immediate family members