The upcoming Greek summer will be something like this - Part 2 Everything you want to ask, read or write about Sfakia, southwest Crete, or Crete island in general.

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Re: The upcoming Greek summer will be something like this - Part 2

by Bob » 31 Jul 2020, 17:43

I am now in Crete for the last month in Roumeli. The circumstances are unique with hardly any North Europeans here. The adventurers as we feel really are incredibly privileged to be here with beautiful weather, individual service in the tavernas and the centuries long Cretan hospitality which they cannot always display during busier times.
I would say to anybody doubting the journey to Sfakia this year....You are crazy not to come to one of the safest areas in the World .....the tavernas here will give you a welcome exceeding previous years. The risks are relatively small in traveling and " crossing the road is a risk in life"
Prepare yourself for one of the !most memorable holidays in your life!!!!!!!!

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Re: The upcoming Greek summer will be something like this - Part 2

by Erno » 01 Aug 2020, 09:36

Face masks mandatory in enclosed spaces - 1 August, 2020

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With cases of the coronavirus steadily rising, face masks will as of Saturday be compulsory in all public indoor spaces as part of a fresh batch of measures announced by Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias Friday.

The mask requirement applies to churches too, he said, while he also strongly recommended face coverings in crowded outdoor areas.

The deputy minister further announced the suspension of visiting hours at hospitals and care homes until August 15.

As of Monday, a maximum of 100 guests will be allowed to attend weddings and christenings, while a ban on religious festivals has been extended to August 31, he said.

What’s more, between August 3 and 9, entertainment venues will only be allowed to have customers that are seated. This applies to clubs, live music venues, bars, restaurants, cafes etc.

Measures for maintaining safe distances on beaches are extended until August 31, as are those on private leisure boats and commercial tourist ships.

In addition, the suspension of air and sea connections with Turkey, Albania and North Macedonia is extended until August 15.

An extension was also announced regarding current measures on land border entry points until 15 August, as well as the entry rules for those arriving by air from Bulgaria, Romania and the United Arab Emirates.

Speaking to Kathimerini, infectious disease specialist and University of Patra professor Charalambos Gogos said, “We are currently seeing an upward trend in R (the virus reproduction number), which is not yet at a dangerous point.”

Health authorities Friday confirmed 78 new Covid-19 infections – the largest single-day increase since the end of the lockdown on May 4.

The total number of cases climbed to 4,477 Friday. Three more deaths were also reported, pushing the total tally to 206.​

From: https://www.ekathimerini.com/255339/art ... sed-spaces
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Re: The upcoming Greek summer will be something like this - Part 2

by Erno » 02 Aug 2020, 09:57

Sharp rise in Covid-19 infections, with 110 new cases announced - 2 August, 2020

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Greece's National Health Organization (EODY) on Saturday announced a sharp rise in Covid-19 infections to Greece, with 110 new cases [from 76 the day before, on Crete from 48 to 58, +10].

The new cases brought the total number of infections nationwide to 4,587 while the death toll remained at 206 as no new fatalities were recorded.

Of the 110 new cases, only nine were related to international travel, according to EODY.

From: https://www.ekathimerini.com/255372/art ... -announced
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Re: The upcoming Greek summer will be something like this - Part 2

by Erno » 03 Aug 2020, 11:27

Face masks made compulsory on ferry decks - 3 August, 2020

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Tourists travelling by ferries in Greece will have to wear face masks even when they are sitting on the open-air decks, government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced on Monday.

The new measure will apply as of today (August 3) and until August 18.

Petsas said compliance to the new rule is crucial in order to avoid taking stricter measures to limit passenger capacity.

Greece has seen a steady rise in novel coronavirus infections during the last week.

From: https://www.ekathimerini.com/255385/art ... erry-decks
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by Erno » 10 Aug 2020, 08:00

A worrisome single-day record in Greece, as coronavirus cases surge 3.7% - 10 August, 2020

A daily record of 203 new coronavirus cases, of which 29 from international arrivals, have been confirmed by Greek authorities Sunday. This represents a 3.7% surge in cases in just one day.

There was also one fatality, bringing the total to 212. The total number of confirmed cases is 5,623.

There are 22 patients in ventilators, up from 17 Saturday.

From: https://www.ekathimerini.com/255653/art ... s-surge-37
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Re: The upcoming Greek summer will be something like this - Part 2

by Erno » 10 Aug 2020, 15:50

New measures with closed focus on Crete from midnight - 10 August, 2020

Extraordinary measures to stop the coronavirus pandemic in the country were announced by the government. The measures include limiting the opening hours of health interest stores in Crete. The shops will be closed from midnight until 7 in the morning.

The measures announced in detail are the following:

• The Thessaloniki International Fair is canceled. The Prime Minister on 5/9 will speak to a limited audience
• From 17/8 to enter Greece it becomes mandatory to submit a negative molecular test, which must have been done 72 hours before, from the following countries: Sweden, Czech Republic, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands.
• from 17/8 those entering from the land border should have a negative molecular test that will have been done up to 72 hours before their entry.
• From 16/8 the ceiling enters a allowed number of entrants from Kakavia. 750 people a day
• Immediately suspend any public event where participants are standing (including concerts and performances)
• From 11 to 23/8 there is a ban on the operation of health stores from midnight until 7 in the morning in the following areas: Crete, eastern Macedonia and Thrace. Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, Larissa, Corfu, Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Antiparos, Volos, Kos.

From: http://www.haniotika-nea.gr/nea-metra-m ... esanychta/
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Re: The upcoming Greek summer will be something like this - Part 2

by Micki » 10 Aug 2020, 21:50

Please forgive my ignorance - what are health interest stores or health stores? Why are they so critical to prevent the spread of Corona virus?

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Re: The upcoming Greek summer will be something like this - Part 2

by Erno » 10 Aug 2020, 22:00

Google Translate made health interest stores out of the Greek text.

What was meant is:

– From August 11 to August 23, all bars and clubs in the following Greek regions and municipalities are not allowed to operate between the hours of 12 midnight and 7am
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