New rules kick in as Greece faces spike in coronavirus cases

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Faced with a surge in coronavirus infections, Greece on Friday announced new rules for open air entertainment venues such as bars and nightclubs stipulating that customers must hold proof that they have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19. The new rules are designed to give more freedom to people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 and encourage others to get vaccinated as the country is seeing a surge in the new Delta variant. Iliana Magra, a journalist with Kathimerini, joins The Greek Current to talk about the current situation in Greece with the pandemic, the government’s efforts to step up vaccinations, and more.

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