Govt lays out path to lockdown easing despite growing pressure on hospitals

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Coronavirus, New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo via www.primeminister.gr
Photo via www.primeminister.gr

The government in Athens is signalling a gradual easing of the lockdown, despite continuing pressure on the health system from Covid-19 cases. While most reports are pointing to a further week of restrictions beyond the current end date of 16 March, planning is already underway to determine the sequence of steps to reopening.

A roadmap presented by government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni on Monday showed retail reopening by the end of March, secondary education and outdoor dining in April, and tourism in May. Reports on Tuesday suggested that the government is targeting M...

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