Argolida in further lockdown

Due to the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases diagnosed in Argolida and Laconia, as well as their older populations, the Greek Deputy Minister for Civil Protection, Nikos Chardalias, announced a series of stricter lockdown measures for both of these regions.  Starting on Thursday 14th January, these two historic regions located in the Peloponnese, will be under a night-time curfew from 6:00pm to 5:00am. Only those going to and from work may break this new curfew.  Additionally, residents will not be permitted to leave their regional units of Argolida and Laconia, including Sparta where the present outbreak was originally detected, except in the case of medical emergencies.  All religious services have been halted in these regions and all non-essential businesses must close.

Ermionida itself has not been affected by the increase of Covid-19 cases, but must abide with the stricter lockdown of Argolida.

These stricter measures should only last for four days, until 18th January, when the Greek Government will review the situation for these regions and the whole of Greece.  It is expected that many present restrictions will get lifted, including opening of retail units.