Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 9:11 p.m.
By Sudinfo with Belga
Greece announced on Wednesday that it would reopen most of its businesses and ease restrictions on leisure, despite a still high number of infections and deaths linked to Covid-19.
Deputy Minister of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias said all retail stores will reopen on Monday, apart from department stores and malls.
Car travel will again be allowed for short distances on weekends, for families or groups of up to three people, for exercise or outdoor activities, he added. of a press conference.
By allowing Greeks to “decompress” outside their homes as the weather improves, the government hopes to reap “health, social and economic” benefits, according to Mr. Hardalias.
Greece has listed 76 deaths from Covid-19 and more than 3,600 new contaminations in the past 24 hours.
In total, the country has recorded more than 260,000 cases of Covid-19 and 8,093 deaths since the start of the pandemic. More than 700 people are currently in intensive care.
Strong support for the European vaccine passport, Greece hopes to start its tourist season in mid-May and derive much needed income from it.
Some 1.6 million doses of the vaccine have been administered so far in the country, where more than 580,000 people have already received a second dose.
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