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Ban on pilgrimages to Mount Athos extended to April 15

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The deputy governor of the Mount Athos monastic community in northern Greece, Aristos Kasmiroglou, has extended a suspension of pilgrimages to the peninsula until April 15, the foreign ministry announced on Wednesday.

Additionally, anyone wishing to enter the all-male community must undergo precautionary checks at the ports of entry.

On Tuesday, health authorities confirmed 20 new infections in the community.

[ANA-MPA]