Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis introduced the following steps in lifting the COVID-19 lockdown measures.
- On Might 3, eating places open for outside eating and curfew is prolonged to 23:00.
- On Might 10, excessive faculties and first faculties reopen.
- On Might 15, tourism opens to those that have been vaccinated or examined unfavourable for COVID-19 72 hours earlier than arriving; as well as, countrywide journey will likely be permitted and a few cultural actions allowed.
On the identical time, he identified that we at the moment are going via the final and most delicate part of the warfare with the coronavirus.
“I do know there’s numerous fatigue, however there are new allies beside us: Vaccinations, self-tests, but additionally the perfect climate makes us optimistic that this unprecedented journey is ending,” he mentioned.
Mitsotakis additionally mentioned that the pandemic appears to be stabilising.
In response to him, albeit slowly, the positivity index is declining, however “an important factor, nonetheless, is that vaccines are efficient and the wall of immunity is being constructed at a fast tempo.”
“It’s, sadly, a incontrovertible fact that the overwhelming majority of those that are being intubated at the moment are our unvaccinated fellow residents,” the prime minister mentioned.
He mentioned that it isn’t potential for Greece to finish lockdown measures for Easter on Might 2 as a result of there’s nonetheless a excessive degree of danger.
“That’s the reason we should not journey at Easter,” he mentioned, including: “Attica and the large cities nonetheless have many COVID instances” and “mass motion carries the danger of spreading the virus in all places.”
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