Greece confirmed 217 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday lifting the total number of recorded infections in the country to 7,684.

Twenty-eight people are currently in ICUs.

Greece also registered three new deaths, bringing deaths to 235. In Greece, slightly more than 95 per cent of the deaths already had an underlying condition or were 70 years or more.

The Civil Protection General Secretariat said on Wednesday that restriction measures are to be imposed in Mykonos and in Halkidiki in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.

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Greek Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias in cooperation with Professor of infectious diseases Sotiris Tsiodras decided the imposition of the following measures which will come into effect from Friday 21 August at 6am through to Monday, 31 August:

  • Suspension of all events as live parties, festivals, flea markets and other outdoor events
  • Prohibition of any kind of gathering above 9 people for any reasons in outdoors and indoors areas
  • Up to four persons per tables in restaurants except from families there are allowed up to 6 people
  • Mandatory use of face mask in outdoors and indoors areas.