Head of Civil Protection and Deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias announced on Friday that nine regional units and municipalities are placed in tougher lockdown due to increased epidemiological risk and extended the tough measures also to regions like Attica for another week.
At the same time, he announced that following epidemiologists recommendations, schools across the acountry will be closed March 16-29, 2021. Education will be only per online classes. Note that schools were shut down for lessons with physical presence only in “high risk” areas.
Lockdown extended until March 22, 2021 in:
Attica, Aitoloakarnania, Achaia
Viotia, Evia (exception Skyros) Fthiotida, Fokida
Argolida, Arcadia, Corinth
Lefkada (except Meganisi municipality)
Municipalities of Kalymnos, Rhodes, Chios, Anogia (Rethymno unit, Crete)
Tougher lockdown: Regions and municipalities placed in “high risk” regime (deep red) from 6 a.m. Saturday, March 13 until Monday, March 22, 2021:
Halkidiki, Evrytania, Lesvos
Ioannina, Metsovo, Katerini Chania, Skiathos
The remaining regions remain in increased risk (red.)
Daily confirmed infections have been constantly 2,000-2,500 all through the week with the majority of them in Athens and Attica.
Flying kites on Clean Monday (March 15)
Hardalias said that that citizens will be allowed to fly the traditional kites on Clean Monday (March 15, 2021) sending sms <6> for personal exercise to 13033.
He said that the same measures as for a normal Monday are valid such as movement is allowed within the municipality or up to 2 km from residence.
Curfew 9 pm-5 am and 7 pm -5 am on Saturday and Sunday.