Greece bans New Year’s music at venues amid COVID surge

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Greece’s health minister says music will be banned in all commercial venues for New Year celebrations as part of new restrictions announced in response to a rise in COVID-19 infections fueled by the Omicron edition will be installed.

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The restrictions, originally planned to take effect on January 3, would see the daily number of infections at around 22,000 early Thursday, more than double the previous day’s record number of days after Tuesday.

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“Omicron is now the dominant figure in terms of new infections,” Health Minister Thanos Pleveris said during the livestream briefing.

Much remains unknown about Omicron, including whether it causes more or less severe disease.

Greece’s measures include the mandatory use of high-protection masks at supermarkets and public transport, schedule changes and additional orders for government employees to work from home, and stricter capacity limits at sporting venues.

Entertainment venues will close at midnight from Thursday, but they will be allowed to remain open until 2 p.m. for New Year’s Eve.

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