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

Posted: 31 Jul 2020, 17:43
by Bob
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!!!!!!!!


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

Posted: 01 Aug 2020, 09:36
by Erno
Face masks mandatory in enclosed spaces - 1 August, 2020


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.​

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

Posted: 02 Aug 2020, 09:57
by Erno
Sharp rise in Covid-19 infections, with 110 new cases announced - 2 August, 2020


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.

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

Posted: 03 Aug 2020, 11:27
by Erno
Face masks made compulsory on ferry decks - 3 August, 2020


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.

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