Greece’s Development and Investment Ministry proposed the reopening of retail stores on Monday, April 5, with a time limit for shopping trips.
An SMS will be send to the special phone line <13032> set up only for retail shopping, Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis told Skai TV on Wednesday morning.
The ministry’s proposal will be examined by the epidemiologists’ committee that advises the government later on the day, the minister added.
Georgiadis said that he proposed the time limit for shopping to be 3 hours, however, it could be 2 hours if epidemiologists consider it as “dangerous.”
Regarding the food catering sector, the minister said that the committee will examine all scenarios to relax the restrictions. He added that generous support will be given to restaurants for the installation of air purifiers, while the full range of support measures for restaurants will be announced on Thursday or Friday.
Restaurants have been closed down since November 2020 due to the nationwide lockdown.
Epidemiologists meet on Wednesday noon to propose a roadmap for the gradual lifting of some lockdown restrictions. The government is determined to proceed with measures relaxation citing citizens’ fatigue, while the number of infections and intubated Covid-19 patients broke an all times pandemic record on Tuesday.
+++ According to last minute information, the head of Civil Protection is to announce the relaxation of lockdown restrictions early evening Wednesday.