Record number of 284 cases in Greece as emergency measures issued for Lesvos

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Greek health authorities announced a daily record 284 new coronavirus cases on Sunday. There were also two new deaths.

The total number of confirmed cases is now 8,664, with 242 deaths. The average age of people getting sick from the virus is 39, while the average age of people dying of the disease is 77.

There are 31 patients on ventilators and 143 have left intensive care units.

One-half of the new cases were detected in Attica (141) and 11 in Thessaloniki.

Medical staff are on high alert as coronavirus cases increase in Greece. Photo: AP Photo / Thanassis Stavrakis.

Emergency measures on Lesvos:

Greece’s Civil Protection Authority has decided to implement precautionary measures on the island of Lesvos in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Bars, restaurants and entertainment venues are not able to operate from midnight until 7 o’clock the following morning.

A maximum of 50 people are allowed at all public and social events, except those to which special rules apply, such as in restaurants, theaters, and cinemas.

The measures will be in force from 6am Monday, August 24, until 6am Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

Similar restrictive actions are in force in Crete, Thessaloniki, Santorini and Kos, just to name a few.

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