Greek PM announces gradual lifting of Covid restrictions starting from May 3

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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday announced a gradual lifting of the COVID-19 restrictions starting from May 3, after the Orthodox Easter.

The restrictions are lifted on the recommendation of a committee of experts from the Ministry of Health.

Greece will reopen cafes and restaurants on May 3, while students will return to Primary and middle schools on May 10.

“Thirdly, on Saturday, May 15, tourism will open. For tourists who have been vaccinated, as well as for those who have to travel with a test. On May 15, all citizens are also allowed to travel between regions.

Some cultural events will also be allowed,” the prime minister said during an address that was broadcast by the ERT tv Channel.

Moreover, the Greek PM announced that the vaccination platform for residents of Greece aged over 30 is expected to open next week.

“The goal is to spread the wall of immunity in the country even faster,” Mitsotakis said.
It is noted that the vaccination platform for those over 30 according to the government’s schedule, was scheduled to start in May.

Greek health authorities on Wednesday announced 3,015 new coronavirus cases and 86 deaths.

Since the start of the pandemic, the total number of cases in the country has reached 323,639. The Covid-19 death toll in Greece is 9,713.—Agencies

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