Govt forced to back down over Easter travel, turns focus to May re-opening

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Coronavirus, New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The government has abandoned tentative plans to allow Greeks to travel to their ancestral villages for the upcoming Orthodox Easter, but hopes that this will allow schools and businesses to re-open next month.

Government spokeswoman Aristotelia Peloni admitted on Wednesday that the authorities would not be able to allow Greeks to travel between regions ahead of the May 2 celebrations due to the high Covid-19 numbers. This development is a blow for New Democra...

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