The special COVID-19 restrictive measures on the island of Kalymnos were lifted as of Monday.
According to an announcement by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection, taking into account the improved COVID-19 epidemiological data on the island of Kalymnos, it was decided to lift the special restrictive measures imposed on the island since May 5.
"Kalymnos experienced a difficult situation," Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias, said.
"As of Monday, [Kalymnos] gradually returns to normalcy after a great effort made by its inhabitants all this time," he said.
"We thank them for their patience, as we thank all the local bodies for their cooperation and commitment to the faithful observance of measures," the minister continued.
"I appeal once again to everyone - from Monday let us be twice as careful and avoid any gatherings that may cause trouble on the island again," Hardalias said.
He then stressed for locals to act cautiously against COVID-19 so they can "protect the tourist season that is beginning, the local economy, but above all our health and that of our fellow human beings."