An overnight curfew will come into effect across the country starting on Friday, November 13, between the hours of 21:00 to 05:00 every day.
During those hours, citizens must restrict their outings to the bare minimum: only for work (with a permit), health emergencies and walking their pets.
Super markets and mini-markets will close at 20:30 as of Monday, they will remain closed this coming Sunday and will be allowed to perform home delivery services until 1 am.
Kiosks are allowed to operate on a 24hour basis.
Take away is allowed only for those that are out with a working permit returning home, walking their pet or for health emergencies.
Greece is currently observing a nationwide lockdown that went into effect on November 7 and will remain effective through November 30. During this time, citizens must either send an SMS message or have a printed or hand-written document citing the reasons for their outing every time they leave their homes.
Regarding personal exercise, this is restricted to a maximum of three people at a time and in close proximity to their homes; it does not cover athletic training at a professional club level.
As of Friday all public and private sector organizations and businesses must be able to provide documentation showing that they operate a skeleton staff only and have assigned the majority of their employees to work from home. The minister also recommended that TV stations reduce staff and guests to a minimum at studios at any given time.
Game hunting and fishing are still prohibited.
With Greece having entered arguably the toughest phase of its battle with the coronavirus, experts are expected to propose an extension to the lockdown in December if the exponential growth rates experienced by many regions does not abate.
Greece on Thursday received the worst progress report so far, recording all-time highs of 3,316 new cases, 50 deaths and 310 patients on ventilators, with authorities indicating that the second wave will not be ebbing anytime soon.
Unless something spectacular changes, the scientists of the government’s committee of experts are expected to suggest an extension of the lockdown for after November 30, as three weeks is not considered enough time to control the epidemic.
The Finance Ministry is currently considering the extension of the deadline for the payment of next year’s road tax, whose notices will be uploaded in the next few days on Taxisnet.
And the weather forecast…
Partly cloudy in Attica today with the temperature expected to reach a maximum of 19 degrees Celsius.