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Greece records 284 new coronavirus infections, emergency measures in Lesvos

Restrictive measures to contain a resurgence of novel coronavirus infections were imposed on Lesvos island on Sunday by the Civil Protection Deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias.

The National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced 284 confirmed novel coronavirus cases on Sunday, of which 17 were identified at entry points to Greece.

A total of 8,664 cases have been recorded in Greece since the pandemic broke out in this country, with 1,852 of these related to travel abroad and 3,940 related to an already known case.

Thirty-one people are in ICUs, and their median age is 67 years. They include 8 women. Another 143 have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

In addition, 2 people died in the last 24hours, bringing the fatalities total to 242. Of these, 84 were women. The median age was 77 years of age and 94.6 pct of the deceased had an underlying condition.

Emergency coronavirus measures in Lesvos    

Restrictive measures to contain a resurgence of novel coronavirus infections were imposed on Lesvos island on Sunday by the Civil Protection Deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias and the secretary general Vasilios Papageorgiou.

Measures include the following:

- Shut-downs for food places, nightclubs and entertainment in general from midnight to 07:00 the next morning

- Maximum of 50 persons per social, religious and any kind of events (except for venues such as restaurants, theaters and cinemas, with particular rules)

- Permission to employers to suspend work contracts.

The measures will be in effect as of 06:00 on Monday (August 24) to 06:00 Tuesday (September 1).

These restrictions are also currently in effect in the following regions: Crete, Eastern Macedonia & Thrace, Attica, Thessaloniki, Larissa, Corfu, Karditsa, Pella, Pieria and the municipalities of Santorini, Volos, Katerini, Rhodes, Zakynthos and Kos.

 

 

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