The strict safety measures against the spread of Covid-19 on Greek beaches have been extended until July 31, Deputy Minister of Development and Investments Nikos Papathanasis stated earlier on Thursday.
In an earlier interview with ANT1 television, Papathanasis had noted that the decision to ban traditional festivals may be extended until the end of August.
The deputy minister stressed the importance of individual responsibility and compliance with the essential measures, adding that inspection teams are on the road every day, constantly checking all sectors of the tourism market.
Papathanasis asked citizens to speak up if they notice that safety measures are not being observed and ask for their implementation, adding that the 1520 phone line for lodging complaints is in operation.
The official stressed that the measures imposed to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus are dynamic, while adding that there will not be a repetition of a general lockdown but measures will be taken locally wherever this is needed.
“We do not want to put the brakes on anywhere in our economy,” Papathanasis added.
With information from AMNA