The Greek government has announced new measures to tackle the spread of the coronavirus nationwide, according to a health ministry official Friday.  

In a televised address, Health Ministry representative Sotiris Tsiordas said that all malls, cafes, bars, and restaurants will shut down. The closure also affects libraries, museums and all archeological sites and sports venues.

In the briefing, Tsiodras, a disease specialist, said that supermarkets, food shops, bakeries, pharmacies and health services will remain open.

Also, all take-out and delivery food businesses will remain open.

Since Thursday, there have been 72 new cases of the virus, raising the total

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