Greece extends lockdown measures until Jan 7


Greece on Monday extended its lockdown measures in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease through January 7, including a night time curfew and a ban on traveling outside home prefectures.

Schools, restaurants, bars, courts and ski resorts will remain closed until that date, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said during a press conference.

He said the government will announce measures regarding churches, hair salons and retail stores later in the week.

The country’s pandemic death toll reached 3,000 at the weekend, with most deaths occurring after November 1.

The current lockdown was launched on Nov. 7. It was originally planned to last for three weeks.