The government hopes that the measures taken will improve the situation in Attica, which has seen a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases.
Yesterday alone 346 cases were recorded, 210 of them being in Attica. 8 more people died from the virus, bringing the death toll to 352.
The Nikaia General hospital stops being Covid-19 reference hospital, due to the lack of infrastructure and personnel.
ICU capacity in Attica has already reached 70% , while doctors say there is a significant lack of personnel.
Tomorrow state hospital doctors are holding a pan-hellenic strike, demanding more doctors to be hired by the state.
The police is checking parks and squares so that there are no gatherings of more than 9 persons take place.
Moreover, police cars play a pre-recorded message in both Greek and English informing people of the new measure, its duration (until October 4th) and the fine, which reaches 150 euros for each violator.
Deputy Minister for Civil Protection & Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias announced the suspension of all outdoor theatrical performances as of Thursday, September 24, while speaking at the regular Tuesday live briefing on the coronavirus pandemic’s course in the country.
The measure adds to others introduced as of this week, like teleworking and a further restriction in the number of people allowed per event, in an attempt to put a brake on the rising number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.
He also announced a new page on the governmental website (gov.gr) where citizens can be informed about the restrictive measures that concern their region.
Asked about a potential second lockdown, Hardalias noted that the aim is to avoid it, which is why “citizens need to fully observe the current measures,” he underlined.
The Ministry of Culture clarified that suspension is only for Attica and other regions where special restrictive measures have been imposed, excluding open air cinemas.
Therefore, Monica Bellucci will not appear at Herodeion theater as planned.
More than 200 thousand deaths have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic in the US.
“An alarming rise of infections” worries experts at the World Health Organization, who warn that a second extended lockdown is around the corner.
Greece and Turkey are resuming exploratory talks, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a brief statement on Tuesday.
It says that Greece and Turkey have agreed to hold the 61st round of exploratory talks in Istanbul, in the near future.
And the weather forecast…
Scattered clouds are forecast for Attica today. The temperature is expected to reach a maximum of 28 degrees Celsius.