Stricter lockdown has also been imposed on the regional units of Achaia in northwestern Peloponnese and the island of Evia in Central Greece.
The decision was announced by Greek Civil Protection Deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias last week.
- All schools will remain closed (e-learning will recommence)
- All non-essential stores will close
- Movement is only allowed for work purposes. Doctors, lawyers, and other professionals must carry their professional union IDs to be able to move freely, while journalists must be able to provide a letter permit issued by their employer.
- Night curfew from 6pm-5am
The minister did not specify the duration of the lockdown.
Other regions in Greece are also declared ‘high-risk’ including: the municipalities of Eordea, Thiva, Tanagra, Sparta, Pydna-Kolindros, Andravida-Kyllini, Tempi, and the islands of Kalymnos and Karpathos, Zakynthos, Rethymno (Crete), Aghios Nikolaos (Crete), Santorini and Mykonos.
Last week, the government imposes a two-week lockdown in Athens, to stem a spike in covid-19 infections.