Cafes, eating places reopen in Greece for outside service

Cafes and eating places have reopened in Greece for sit-down service for the primary time in almost six months, because the nation started easing coronavirus-related restrictions with a view to opening the very important tourism business in the summertime

Cafes, eating places and bars, which had been shut to all however takeout and supply providers when lockdown-type measures have been imposed in early November, reopened for outside seated service solely. Tables are set a sure distance aside to keep up social distancing, whereas standing prospects and music aren’t allowed.

The reopening comes on a nationwide vacation, the day after Orthodox Easter, and many individuals took benefit of the unseasonably heat climate to move to sidewalk cafes.

A most of six prospects are allowed per desk, whereas workers should perform obligatory coronavirus house self-tests. A nightly curfew that was in pressure from 9 p.m. is being pushed again to 11 p.m. as of Monday, with bars, eating places and cafes allowed to stay open till quarter-hour earlier than curfew.

In current weeks, the curfew had been largely ignored, with bars and cafes serving drinks for takeout, and crowds of shoppers forming outdoors, standing on sidewalks and in close by condo entrances.

Tourism is a crucial business for the nation, and tourism-related companies and providers are scheduled to reopen on Could 15.


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