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Kozani region on lockdown after rise in active cases and numerous coronavirus clusters

Kozani region on lockdown after rise in active cases and numerous coronavirus clusters
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The region of Kozani, northern Greece, will go under threat level 4, the highest of the new coronavirus-measures scales introduced recently, after a rise in active pandemic cases there, the Civil Protection General Secretariat said on Thursday.

The measures will go into effect at 06:00 on Friday through October 29, and include a general lockdown.

The use of a mask is obligatory everywhere - in public or private -, gathering in private and public spaces is banned, and residents of the Kozani region may not travel beyond the region's borders.

Among others, all entertainment venues, archaeological sites, playgrounds and courts or property registry offices are shut down, as are all restaurants/food providers except for their delivery sections.

Schools may remain open under strict measures including wearing of masks, while college-level courses may only take place online.

Civil Protection Deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias said the area had over 220 active cases, with 554 of their traced contacts obliged to keep quarantine, and "dozens of small, controlled but risky and geographically dispersed smaller clusters in the entire area."