Covid-19: Face Masks Now Compulsory at More Indoor Spaces in Crete, Greece.
Aiming to limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in Greece, the government on Tuesday announced that face masks will be mandatory for people visiting a number of indoor establishments including public service offices, banks and retail shops.
The measure will go in force tomorrow, July 29, and was announced amid a small amount Covid-19 outbreaks in Greece this month, which, according to Greek Civil Protection Deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias, are “fully manageable”.
Speaking during a televised address, the deputy minister stressed that “we must learn to live” with face masks. “Social distancing, masks and personal hygiene complete the triptych to stay healthy, for Greece to continue to be safe healthwise,” he said.
Where masks must be worn in Greece
As of Wednesday, everyone (staff and the public) are obliged to wear face masks in public service offices, banks, bakeries, butchers, fish markets, patisseries, retail shops, hairdressers and beauty salons.
Masks in Greece are already mandatory in public transport, taxis, professional vehicles, hospitals, doctor’s offices, medical centers, ferries, airplanes and supermarkets for employees and consumers alike.
Referring if all local village festivals in Greece, known as “panigyria”, will remain banned for the whole summer to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Anyone caught without a mask faces a fine of 150 euros.