Retail stores will reopen in Thessaloniki and Achaia on Monday (April 12) under specific rules.
Last week, Greek Civil Protection Deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias announced that:
- In Achaia, shoppers can choose between the “click away” method – or shopping by appointment, where consumers are allowed to enter a store, see and even try on products of their choice – dubbed “click inside.”
- In Thessaloniki, shoppers are only allowed the “click-and-collect” system.
Consumers will only be allowed one shopping trip per day and must send an SMS text message to 13033 (option 6) in order to obtain permission.
Stores will not operate in Kozani at this stage, due to increased coronavirus cases.
When asked for a date when domestic travel and restaurants, bars and cafes would reopen, the deputy minister requested for all to “be patient”.
“We are still several weeks away from May 14 and for us the important thing, first and foremost, is to monitor the progress daily and make the relevant and necessary decisions,” Hardalias said.
“I think it is understandable to everyone that we (the government) too would like for everything to be constantly open, but we are forced to implement a specific strategy,” he added.