All religious services banned, for now



Greece’s Ministry of Education and Religion and Ministry of Health announced on Monday that religious services for the public of all faiths are banned between April 12 and 20.

The announcement of the tightening coronavirus-related measures was made in the context of public safety and the government’s continuing efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

According to the ministries, services may be carried out behind closed doors by a single religious representative and no more than three assistants (4 in total). The services may be broadcasted live on television, radio and on the Internet.

The ban includes worship gatherings of all religions and throughout the country, and includes chapels on private property.

In addition, the public is banned from visiting monasteries either individually or in groups. Monasteries may perform their duties, as long as there are no visitors present.

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