Greece is bringing forward restrictions that were due to take effect on Jan. 3 in an effort to curb the spread of the Omicron variant which has become dominant across the country.
Greece registered 21,657 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday – its highest daily record since the start of the pandemic.
Health Minister Thanos Plevris announced in a news conference that the new restrictions will instead take effect tomorrow at 6 a.m. local.
The measures include the closure of hospitality and entertainment venues at midnight, a ban on standing customers and a maximum limit of six people per table, reduced sports venue capacity and the reintroduction of 50% remote working for public and private sectors.
Plevris added that music will also be banned in entertainment venues.