Greece Shuts Down Cafes, Restaurants as Coronavirus Cases Jump to 190

Greek health authorities announced on Friday that the number of confirmed diagnosed covid-19 coronavirus cases in the nation has jumped to 190.

Five of those hospitalized are in serious condition, while a total of 2,700 medical tests have been conducted for the virus so far.

Among the new emergency measures announced by the government is the closure of all shopping malls, cafes, restaurants, and bars, apart from take-out food establishments.

Supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies and private health facilities will remain open.

On Thursday the government announced a two-week closure of all the courthouses, theaters, cinemas, gyms, children playgrounds and nightclubs in the country to help control the spread of the coronavirus.

The Ministry of Culture  also announced that is closing down the country’s museums and archaeological sites until March 30 at the least.

These new emergency measures come on top of the already-announced closure of all Greek schools, as 117 cases and one death  were recorded in the country.