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Greece suspends use of masks indoors from June 1; exceptions

Greece’s Health Minister Thanos Plevris announced on Wednesday that  the mandatory use of masks indoors in all areas will be suspended from June 1 to September 15, 2022.

Masks will no longer be obligatory in all transport with numbered seats such as airplanes, trains, Intercity Buses (KTEL) as well as in all retail stores.

However, the use of masks will remain mandatory in healthcare facilities (including hospitals, primary healthcare centers, and nursing homes for elderly and vulnerable people) as well as urban public transport means such as buses, metro, tram, trolley buses and others.
So far, there is no provision for supermarkets, as the minister hinted on Tuesday.
The health ministry still recommends the use of masks especially in crowded areas specifically by vulnerable people.

The Epidemiologists’ Committee advising the government on the course of the pandemic is scheduled to meet next week to decide whether measures for schools and ships will also be modified.

 

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10 comments

  1. you notice the little trick they pulled there?
    for two years , the ‘mandatory masks’ nonsense along with a lot of the rest was pushed two weeks at a time as ’emergency measures’ being renewed over and over again. Now the normal base state of no-masks is the ‘change’ which will only extent until september!!
    every last one of these freaks needs to be behind bars!

  2. “So far, there is no provision for supermarkets, as the minister hinted on Tuesday.”

    What does that mean (please) – do we have to continue to wear a mask in a supermarket…or not?

  3. So – does that mean that the virus will be hibernating between 1 June and 15 September then? Those dates are very specific. Does the government know something we don’t know?

  4. Wondering how local public transports differs from interregional public transport. Oh wait… the virus does not have a seat number, so it will not enter….

  5. I am slightly concerned that this mutating virus is now able to specifically target transport that does not have numbered seats.

  6. As far I know the ministers have not given a logical reason as to why a specific type of mask (or two!) is required in supermarkets.
    My experience of supermarkets is that they tend to be less crowded than many other places and to a large extend ‘socially distanced’
    Can someone enlighten me.