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Greece further extends lockdown measures until Jan 7

Greece further extends lockdown measures until Jan 7 1

Greece on Monday extended its lockdown measures in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease through January 7, including a night time curfew and a ban on traveling outside home prefectures

Schools, courts, restaurants, bars, cafes, entertainment, sports are among those that will closed until that date, government Spokesman Stelios Petsas said during a press conference.

He said the government will announce measures regarding churches, hair salons and retail stores later in the week.

Travelers arriving in Greece from abroad must have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival & will be subject to rapid test on arrival.

Those arriving between Dec. 18 and Jan. 7 will be subject to 10-day precautionary quarantine.

Government says number of daily infections, based on a seven-day rolling average: 

• Currently at 1,609. 

• Was 2,674 in mid-November.