Coronavirus: Greece imposes curfew on bars and restaurants amid spike in COVID cases | World news


Greece is imposing tighter restrictions following a peak in coronavirus cases.

The government announced new measures to curb the spread – ordering bars, restaurants and cafes in several areas to close between midnight and 7 a.m.

Other measures include requiring those arriving in the country from land borders, as well as those arriving from several European countries, to have proof of refusal. coronavirus tester.

Greece has seen recent spike in coronavirus cases

The test must be taken up to 72 hours before entering the country, and Greek citizens are also required to take a test.

All public events where people are standing, such as concerts and performances, are also suspended across the country.

Greece has confirmed 126 new COVID-19[feminine[feminine cases on the last day, bringing the total to 5,749.

Another virus-related death also brought the total death toll to 213 amid an increase in daily infections.

Seventeen of the new cases were migrants who arrived on the island of Lesvos in the eastern Aegean Sea from the neighboring Turkish coast.

On Monday, the Greek Culture Ministry closed the Museum of Ancient Angora – a major archaeological site in central Athens – for two weeks after a cleaner who worked there tested positive for the virus.

Coronavirus case worldwide have exceeded 20 million and the number of reported virus deaths soared to 736,191, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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About a fifth of the reported deaths, or more than 163,000, have been in the United States – the most in the world.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday that four new cases of coronavirus had been confirmed in the country for the first time in 102 days.

Cases are also accelerating in a number of other countries, including Indonesia and Japan.

It took about six months to reach 10 million cases of COVID-19 globally after the virus emerged in central China late last year, and just over six weeks for it. double number.

Russia announced Tuesday that it has become the first country in the world to approve a vaccine against the coronavirus, although experts have expressed doubts about its effectiveness.


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