Mandatory use of a mask everywhere, in all indoor and outdoor areas and a traffic ban from 00:30 to 5 in the morning in the areas of levels 3 and 4 are the two new measures announced by the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in a televised message to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.
These measures will take effect at 6 on Saturday morning.
As the Prime Minister pointed out for the measure of the curfew in the specific areas after midnight, the aim is “to reduce the movements and the evening gatherings, which favor the transmission of the virus. With less fun, maybe, for a while. But with more health for “A prediction that is already valid, after all, in many European capitals and regions. And the first report is encouraging.”
Regarding the obligatory use of a mask in all places, PM Mitsotakis stressed “Because coronavirus lurks everywhere. It does not just waiting at the entrance of a store.” It does not get kicked out”, to speak in the language of the younger ones.
To put it simply, we will enter a cafe or restaurant, from now on, with a mask. Which we will remove only when we sit at the table. And of course the ban on standing in indoor rooms is still in force.
I will repeat: The mask is the vaccine before the vaccine. “If two citizens wear it properly and one is infected, the chance of transmission when they are together is infinitesimal.”
It is recalled that on Thursday afternoon EODY announced 882 new cases and 15 deaths, numbers that are a negative record.
The congested areas
As the Prime Minister underlined, the new measures will be implemented in the areas of levels 3 and 4, ie in the “orange” and “red” areas of the relevant map.
At level 3 are: Prefecture of Pella, Ioannina, Trikala, Karditsa, Achaia, Heraklion, Attica Region and Zakynthos, Santorini, Kythnos, Kea, Mykonos, Sikinos, Folegandros, Anafi, Lesvos, Samos, while from Friday to Thessaloniki, Larissa, Serres and Boeotia.
At level 4 is the Prefecture of Kozani and on Friday the Prefecture of Kastoria is upgraded.
See the Civil Protection map as it unfold now