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May 26, 2020

Athens Under Lockdown: A Bird’s Eye View of a Deserted City


Footage captured by drone shows Athens almost deserted during the lockdown imposed on Monday March 23, to prevent the further spread of coronavirus.

On Sunday, Greek Minister of Development and Investment, Adonis Georgiadis announced that the lockdown will last “way beyond” April 6, the original end-date envisaged when the lockdown was applied.

Exempted from the ban are people going to and from work, going out to buy food and medicine, visiting a doctor, a person who needs care and those who either exercise alone or in pairs or are taking their pet out for a walk.

Also exempted are state officials, security and medical personnel and staff from civil protection, health services, security forces and the armed forces.

Footage by upstories:

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