The Greek government on Thursday imposed a ban on swimming, underwater fishing and the use of private marine recreational facilities, as part of safety measures to avoid the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).
The ban was announced by the Greek Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy following a a joint ministerial decision.
The ban of swimming, watersports and underwater fishing follows a series of measures announced by the government that include the closure of all organized beaches, ski resorts and allowing travel to the islands only to permanent residents.
Greece is currently in a national lockdown. The coronavirus has so far infected 1,514 people and left 53 dead in the country.