Coronavirus Update: Face masks compulsory in supermarkets

Wearing masks or other face coverings is now compulsory again for supermarket employees and customers as of Saturday (July 18), according to a joint ministerial decision issued on Friday.

The news was announced by the Secretary General of Commerce and Consumer, Panagiotis Stampoulidis.

“The use of non-medical mask in supermarkets by employees and consumers is mandatory,” the Secretary General tweeted.

Coronavirus Update: Face masks compulsory in supermarkets

Meanwhile, Greece reported 28 new coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour reporting period, of which 16 are from incoming travellers.

In more detail:

  • 12 were identified after checks at the country’s entrance gates
  • 4 other imported cases (who voluntarily got tested after showing symptoms)
  • 3 cases in Attica
  • 2 cases in Thessaloniki
  • 2 cases in Magnisia
  • 1 case in Larissa
  • 2 cases in Xanthi
  • 1 case in Heraklion (Crete)
  • 1 case in Halkidiki

This raises the total number of cases to 3,964, of whom 54.8% are men.

Of these, 1,085 are related to travel abroad, 2,035 to a known case and the rest are of indeterminate cause.

The death toll currently stands at 194. The median age of the deceased was 76 years, and most had underlying issues.