On the eve of a Champions League match between Olympiakos and Marseille, Greece’s Prime Minister revoked a decision allowing a limited number of fans to attend football matches.
On Monday, the government announced that it would begin allowing fans back into stadiums, capping attendance at 10% capacity with a maximum attendance set at 3,500. This plan has now been rejected.
Mitsotakis said the decision was taken after “taking into account that there has been an increase in (COVID-19) cases all over Europe” and the “need to avoid any public gathering with a strict observance of health rules.”
“Allowing the presence of even a small number of fans at football games sends the wrong message to the citizens,” he continued.
Greece is battling a surge in infections. Piraeus and the rest of greater Athens are currently at the second-highest stage of pandemic alert.