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Greece reports 2,917 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, new high

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks exit a metro station, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Athens, Greece, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis/File Photo

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece on Thursday reported 2,917 new coronavirus cases, hitting a new daily peak hours after authorities announced a second nationwide lockdown was going into effect this Saturday, Nov. 7.

Thursday’s cases follow on the 2,646 cases reported on Wednesday, which was a new record. Authorities have said infections have risen 20 percent in recent days.

Reporting By Michele Kambas

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