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Civil Protection restricts access to promenade in Patras and Volos

Head of Greece’s Civil Protection, Nikos Hardalias, announced on Friday restrictive access to the promenade in Patras and Volos during the working days and total closure over the weekends. The measures to contain the spread of coronavirus comes into effect after locals flooded the two promenades despite the lockdown measures.

In Patras, West Peloponnese, the ban goes into effect on Saturday, April 4, while in Volos. Magnisia, central Greece, start to be implemented as of Monday, April 6, 2020.

According to Hardalias, the promenade area of South Park and the beach of Agyia will be closed  in Patras, the area in the South Park will be closed as well as the area located on the beach of Agyia.

Local media note that access to the park and the Agyia beach will be possible from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., while access is forbidden over the weekends as of 8:00 a.m. Saturdays.

In Volos, access to the beach promenade will be possible from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Access will be completely forbidden over the weekends.

The measures will be implemented for 14 days.

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  1. what is the point in that? ban it altogether, or don’t ban it at all. half hearted measures are not going to solve the problem…..

    • It allows locals to enjoy a walk along the beach, but discourages people from travelling there at weekends.