x

Society

Greece Puts Strict Measures On Two Regions Over Rising COVID-19 Cases

Unable to contain the spread of COVID-19, Greece's New Democracy government has imposed tighter restrictions in the areas of Kozani and Ioannina on public gatherings and bar and restaurant hours as in Athens and Thessaloniki.

The measures will be in effect for at least two weeks because of high numbers of Coronavirus infections there, reported Kathimerini, requiring all restaurants, bars and cafes from operating between midnight and 5 a.m.

There was no explanation why people couldn't contract the virus when those places are open although in Athens especially the move to close at midnight was done to keep night clubs and bar goers from drunken gatherings.

The restrictions also apply to parties, church parades and other events that gather large numbers, Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias said during a briefing, without explaining how it could be enforced in some instances.

Farmers’ markets will be allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity by keeping distances of five meters (16.4 feet) between the sellers.

All gatherings, supposedly even privately – will be limited to nine people, a limit of four on the number of people permitted to sit around the same restaurant/bar table (six if they are members of the same household) and the mandatory use of masks in all outdoor and indoor public spaces for all.

RELATED

ATHENS - Greece’s economy is roaring back from a 2010-18 fiscal and austerity crisis - expected to grow another 2.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

After Rare Flash Flood Emergency, Florida Prepares for More Heavy Rainfall in Coming Days

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A tropical disturbance has brought a rare flash flood emergency to much of southern Florida as residents prepared to weather more heavy rainfall on Thursday and Friday.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland  — Despite the complication of recent heavy rain, swimming in the River Seine is still the plan at the Paris Olympics after a $1.

PHOENIX — Phoenix police discriminate against Black, Hispanic and Native American people, unlawfully detain homeless people and use excessive force, including unjustified deadly force, according to a sweeping federal civil rights investigation of law enforcement in the nation's fifth-largest city.

ATHENS - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressed that “tourism development should be sustainable, resilient, fair, and participatory” and that “the dividend of growth should be distributed as fairly as possible throughout the country.

DETROIT — Tesla shareholders voted Thursday to restore CEO Elon Musk's record $44.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.