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Thessaloniki Reagions to Enter Strict Lockdown on Saturday

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Deputy Minister for Civil Protection and Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias. (Photo by Eurokinissi)

ATHENS -- The towns of Kalymnos on the eponymous island and Kordelio-Evosmos in the Thessaloniki region have been upgraded to high-alert status in terms of coronavirus infections as of Saturday (Feb. 20) to March 1, Deputy Minister for Civil Protection and Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias said on Friday during a live briefing.

Hardalias also said that there was no improvement in the following areas already 'in the red' in terms of infections: Achaia and Evia Prefectures (for the latter, Skyros island is exempt), Mykonos Town, and Attica Region. Restrictions in these areas remain in place as already known, to February 28.

Restrictions will not be extended for Thera (Santorini) proper, Agios Nikolaos (Crete), Zakynthos island, Eordea (Macedonia) and Sparta (Peloponnese), he said, as the viral load in these areas is dropping.

Most of the country is on "orange" alert, or being monitored closely, Hardalias said.