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Greece enhances quarantine: Mask mode, remote work, ban on listening to music

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ministry of Health will issue recommendations on restrictions during the New Year celebrations
20:14, 30 December 2021

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"Greece’s health minister said Wednesday that music will be banned at all commercial venues for New Year’s celebrations as part of new restrictions announced in response to a surge in COVID-19 infections fueled by the omicron variant," AP reports.

The restrictions were expected to take effect on January 3. Now they will take effect on December 30.

A new record number of infections was also recorded in the country on Wednesday, December 29: health authorities announced 28,828 new cases of coronavirus. In addition, dozens of deaths are recorded daily through Covid-19. According to Health Minister Thanos Pleuris, a new strain of coronavirus, Omicron, has become dominant in Greece.

Among the new quarantine restrictions are the following: mandatory mask regime in supermarkets and public transport; change of schedule and additional order regarding remote work for civil servants; entertainment establishments will close at midnight, but on New Year's Eve they will be allowed to work until 02:00.

As it was reported on December 19, Greece introduced new requirements for Ukrainian tourists. In particular, a requirement for all tourists to provide the result of PCR testing for coronavirus within 48 hours after entering the country was introduced.

Related: Delta, Omicron could trigger tsunami of coronavirus diseases, - WHO

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