PM Mitsotakis: Pressure on hospitals in Attica – Stricter lockdown from Thursday

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a stricter lockdown in Attica Region on Tuesday, taking effect from Thursday through February 28, following the latest coronavirus data.

In a televised address, Mitsotakis cited two outstanding factors of concern to health experts, the sudden rise in hospital admissions and the mutations of SARS-CoV-1, which appear to disperse at much higher rates.

The measures include a shutdown of retail stores and a return of all school levels to distance learning, with the exception of special education.