Greece to enter second lockdown as govt faces criticism over 'total failure'

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Coronavirus, Health, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras

Greece is to enter a three-week national lockdown at 6 am Saturday to counteract the alarming rise in Covid-19 infection rates, which have increased pressure on the country’s healthcare system in recent weeks.

The new spate of measures was officially announced by PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis in a televised address on Thursday. Mitsotakis said he “would rather take these measures sooner than later,” and could not afford to wait and see if the recently adopted softer...

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