Greek Deputy Minister of Development and Investment, Nikos Papathanasis, in charge of Industry and Commerce, on Wednesday announced the further gradual lifting of the restrictive measures.
According to the minister, as of June 6, Greek restaurants and cafes will be allowed to serve customers in their indoor areas under specific health and safety rules. Indoor restaurants in hotels will also be allowed to operate.
Moreover, on June 15, Greece’s seasonal hotels, gyms, museums and thermal springs will be back in operation. Amusement parks and theme parks will also resume operations.
Children’s camps are expected to open on June 29, while the organization of concerts, conferences and exhibitions will be allowed as of July 1.
With the sixth and seventh stages of easing Covid-19 restrictions – from June 6 to July 1 – 63,000 businesses will reopen and 89,000 employees will return to their job positions, corresponding to 13 percent of those whose work contracts were suspended during the country’s lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Papathanasis added that school canteens, indoor cinemas, KAPI (friendship clubs for the elerly) and casinos will not open yet.
“We are moving faster and more decisively to lift restrictions thanks to the efforts of all the Greeks,” the government spokesman Stelios Petsas said following the deputy minister’s announcements.