Greek Minister sees no repeat of lockdown in the future



On June 29, gyms in Greece are expected to reopen, Deputy Minister of Development Nikos Papathanasis announced.

"In terms of planning, we are following the seven 'restart' stages," the minister said, adding that more details will be provided closer to the date.

Meanwhile in an interview with SΚΑI TV on Monday, Development and Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis stated that "we will not have a lockdown again in the future, as we are well prepared and doing well."

What happened on the beaches at the weekend was the best advertisement for Greece, the minister noted, because the country showed that its beaches were opening but also following certain rules. "The foreign media saw the opening of the beaches and it was covered by all the international media," he said.

Regarding the restaurants that are due to open next Monday, May 25, the minister said that the plan prepared by the development ministry envisages special measures for the businesses that have been affected.

At the time of writing the total number of cases recorded in Greece has reached 2,836, while the number of deaths is 165.