More lockdowns possible as covid cases continue to rise

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More lockdowns possible as covid cases continue to rise

As new coronavirus case numbers reach four digits, there are talks that at least two more parts of Greece will go into a full lockdown.

As of February 11, Attica entered a two-week hard lockdown.

The tough and sudden measures in Athens were enforced to try to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

“I will not hide: In the next two months, restrictions may be imposed and lifted depending on the level of alarm,” Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said, adding “this is also the last mile towards freedom.”

Greece recorded 1,327 new cases of COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour reporting period including:

  • 676 in Athens
  • 129 in Thessaloniki
  • 94 in Achaia

The committee of health experts advising the government will meet on Friday to discuss whether to recommend further measures in Thessaloniki, Achaia and Rethymno in Crete.

Thessaloniki Mayor Konstantinos Zervas has also urged the government to at least close schools, citing EODY data that showed that 8.5-11% of new cases in recent days concern children under the age of 12.

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Latest covid-19 numbers in Greece

Greece recorded 1,327 new cases of COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

This raises the total number of cases to 168,872.

6,088 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 54,146 are related to an already known case.

Two hundred and eighty-one individuals are in ICU. Their median age is 70 years. 85.4% have an underlying condition or are aged 70 years and above.

A total of 1,194 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

The country’s pandemic death toll stands at 6,056. The median age of all was 79 years and 95.6% of the deceased had an underlying condition and/or age of 70 years or more.

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