Greece’s Civil Protection placed the regional unit of Arcadia, Central Peloponnese, in hard lockdown and the Municipality of Nafplio, eastern Peloponnese, in “increased surveillance”, that is regions and municipalities marked “‘red” in the country’s Covid-19 map.
Hard lockdown for Arcadia will go into force at 6 a.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2021 and until Monday, March 1, 2021.
The measures for Arcadia and Nafplio were decided at an extraordinary meeting at the Civil Protection Operations Center on Wednesday, following the epidemiological data that have emerged were taken into account and a unanimous proposal by the National Committee for Public Health Protection against Coronavirus Covid-19.
Any extension or lifting of the measures will be re-evaluated by the National Committee for the Protection of Public Health against coronavirus COVID-19 at its next meeting, the Civil Protection said in a statement.
Detailed information on the measures in force at the above levels is available on the website covid19.gov.gr in Greek.
According to state broadcaster ERT, infections in Arcadia were 6 last Wednesday and started sharp increasing since the following day. Today there are over 120, with 23 Covid-19 patients hospitalized. Many schools are closed, with many infections among children of elementary schools and kindergartens.
As a regular visitor to Greece with Flat in athens and having been vaccinated in UK could confirmation of this not be replaced by necessity of costly PCR on each of my visits.?
I do understand your Government’s success in containing the Virus and caution must be maintained but the cost of PCR’s to visiting families is quite prohibitive and detrimental to your Tourism Industry.