Greece lifts more Covid-19 restrictions 2

Greece is getting ready to reopen even more. Phase 7 of the country’s plan starts on Saturday, allowing the resumption of dozens of entertainment and leisure activities.

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, indoor dining areas at restaurants, fast-food outlets and other eateries will be allowed to operate, as well as open-air nightclubs, internet cafes and refreshment bars.

Papathansis said that the activities which will be allowed to go back into business between June 6 and July 1, account for around 89,000 jobs or 13% of employees who were placed on furlough during the lockdown.

Moreover, on June 15, Greece’s seasonal hotels, gyms, museums and thermal springs will be back in operation.

Children’s camps are expected to open on June 29, while the organisation of concerts, conferences and exhibitions will be allowed as of July 1.

“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.

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