Due to the unfavorable epidemiological situation, Greece extended the quarantine for another week — until December 14.
According to Ekathimerini, the authorities made this decision after they noticed an insufficient decrease in the number of new infections and deaths from COVID-19.
According to government spokesman Stelios Petsas, the gradual recovery of economic and social activity is receding.
“There are a stabilization and even a decrease in (new) infections, but this is happening more slowly than expected. At the national level, we see more discharge than hospital admissions. However, many hospitals in northern Greece are still under strong pressure,” Petsas said.
This is the second extension of restrictive measures, which were originally supposed to end on November 30.
As of the night of December 4, Greece recorded 112,000 cases of coronavirus.
We also wrote that the Italian government decided to introduce strict restrictive measures during the holidays to combat the spread of coronavirus.