Greece announced a stricter lockdown for areas with an increased number of Covid cases, including Attica, on Friday, January 29, 2021.
Particularly, according to the announcements of the Deputy Civil Protection Minister for Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias the new lockdown measures, that will be in effect starting 6:00 AM on Saturday, January 30, will apply to places considered “red zones,” where transmission of the coronavirus is high compared to the rest of the country.
These “red” areas include Attica, Evia, Boeotia, Rodopi, Lakonia, Magnisia, Santorini, Mykonos, Chalkidiki, Zakynthos, and areas of Achaia. In these areas a maximum of 9 people will be allowed in the temples, while in the rest of Greece the temples will remain open for the faithful, with the same restrictions that apply today, ie one believer per 25 sq.m. and up to 50 in total, both in the Divine Liturgy and in wedding-baptism sacraments or funerals.