Coronavirus shutdowns in Greece to include coffee shops, bars, museums and restaurants

Greece expanded its measures of closures on Friday to prevent the spread of coronavirus epidemic by ordering the shutdown of coffee shops, bars, malls and all restaurants.

In a daily televised briefing, disease specialist Sotiris Tsiodras announced that supermarkets, food shops, bakeries, pharmacies and public and private health services will remain open, as will all take-out food businesses.

Also shutting down are all libraries, museums and archaeological sites. 

The announcements for the closures followed a brief introductory message by Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

To date, confirmed coronavirus cases in Greece total 190, of which 5 are currently in intensive care units. Forty-seven of the 190 are hospitalized.

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