Thessaloniki's Promenade

Walkers, joggers, families and dog walkers flocked, but with social distancing, to Thessaloniki’s seaside promenade on Monday to enjoy the first day people were allowed back, after the pedestrian road was closed for a month.

Since late March, the pedestrian road stretching from the White Tower to the Thessaloniki Concert Hall remained closed during most of the day and on weekends, as part of efforts to prevent overcrowding and contain the spread of the coronavirus.

As expected the promenade did become overcrowded, however citizens adhered to the strict social distancing orders.

Police discreetly stopped and checked those on the streets to see if they had the relevant ‘movement certificate’ or had sent an SMS.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday addressed the nation about the gradual lifting of coronavirus measures.

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