“It is now common knowledge that developments on the pandemic front are showing signs of steady improvement,” government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni noted in a press briefing on Friday.
She explained that “there is already a de-escalation in the number of cases, a drop in the transmission index, a reduction in hospitalizations and the number of our fellow citizens being intubated. At the same time, the vast majority of our fellow citizens admitted to the hospital, who is seriously ill in intensive care, are not vaccinated. This is something that should not be overlooked by anyone.”
Peloni announced that a decision was made, based on the recommendations of the committee of experts on infectious diseases, to lift further restrictions. Specifically:
– From Saturday, the curfew will start at 1:30 in the morning. Music will be allowed in outdoor dining areas that only accommodate seated customers.
– Restaurants can resume operations in well-ventilated covered walkways and shopping arcades that have two entrances.
– Capacity in entertainment activities increases from 50 pct up to 75 pct.
– From Monday, June 14, laboratories and clinical practices for students in all semesters and for lifelong learning centres of universities can resume their operation.
From July 1:
– If the epidemiological data permits – the circulation curfew will be lifted.
– The limit for reception and catering services will be increased from 100 to 300 people.
– The resumption of fairs and markets will be allowed in the regional units where the percentage of fully vaccinated people exceeds 50 pct.
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