Greece’s government has found a new tool to enable citizens to do their shopping in retail stores with sms to a different five-digit number, other that the one they usually use to exit their homes.
The new number will be used exclusively for shopping in retail, Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis told Parapolitika FM on Tuesday.
“At the moment we are considering measures specifically for retail. We are examining, together with Development and Investment Minister Adonis Georgiadis and Alternate Development and Investment Minister Nikos Papathanasis, technological measures that will allow a faster opening of the retail sector,” he said.
Media reported that citizens will have to send their sms to <13032> and will be allowed to do their shopping within 3 hours – or better say: be back home after three hours.
The sms to <13032>will be used only once per day and the system will not accept it if a second or third time.
The option will be most likely <7>.
For purchases at supermarkets, bakeries etc, citizens will continue to send sms with option <2> to <13033>.
The new system will be launched once the government will decide to open again retail shops in regions in hard lockdown like Attica etc.
It is still unclear whether shops will open with click away or with click inside.
One of the scenarios circulating on Tuesday morning was that the government was planning to open retail shops with a system like in supermarkets.