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Restrictions imposed on two regions due to coronavirus

Restrictions imposed on two regions due to coronavirus

The western and northern Greek regions of Ioannina and Kozani will be subject to stricter restrictions on public gatherings and bar/restaurant opening hours for two weeks due to a high number of coronavirus infections, authorities announced Wednesday.

The new measures include the closure of all restaurants, bars and cafes from midnight to 5 a.m., a ban on parties, church parades and other events that gather large numbers, Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias said during a briefing.

Farmers’ markets will be allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity by keeping distances of five meters between sellers.

Authorities also prohibit gatherings – in public or private spaces – of more than nine people, a limit of four on the number of people permitted to sit around the same restaurant/bar table (six if they are members of the same household) and the mandatory use of masks in all outdoor and indoor public spaces.