The "small" committee of experts is meeting today, where the proposals of the Ministry of Development for further relaxation of the restrictive measures are expected to be discussed.
While the cases were "launched" yesterday over them 4.000 and set a new record for protesters (802), The committee will discuss the possibility of opening department stores from next week, tutorials, Beauty salons, as well as the possibility for retail to operate without an appointment.
More detail, Infectious disease specialists will discuss today:
-Opening of beauty centers
-Opening of department stores
-Opening of tutoring (only for high school students)
-Retail without click away and click in shop, but with in-store shopping, without an appointment. The presentation is for opening on Saturday 24 April.
It is noted that, as clarified by Mr.. Georgiadis, this suggestion will be made if the downward trend of coronavirus cases is confirmed. The committee will meet on Thursday in an expanded composition and then any decisions will be announced..
Hopes for opening at Easter
Regarding the big issue of Easter and the possible lifting of travel outside the prefecture, decisions are expected on Holy Week. Experts will look at the epidemiological data, with the government showing its intention to allow Easter travel through Stelios Petsas.
Speaking to Mega, The deputy interior minister stressed that decisions on what would take effect on Easter days would be taken near Holy Week and added:: "It simply came to our notice then, 14 Tourist activities will open in May. Therefore, both interregional travel and other constraints must be seen in this light. ".
The categories of citizens who will be able to travel at Easter
What is being considered is the possibility of allowing travel to other prefectures at Easter for three categories of citizens. They will be:
-Those who do a self test and are negative. They should register it on the self-testing.gov.gr platform, and from there they will issue the certificate of negative result, which they will show at any police or traffic police check.
-Those who have been vaccinated. According to reports, on the table is to allow free movement for citizens who have had both doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
-End, Another consideration is to allow free movement to those who have a coronavirus and have recovered..
After Easter, the restaurant opens
Regarding the further relaxation of the measures, if the epidemiological data allow it, the possibility of the restaurant opening immediately is not ruled out. With the opening of tourism on 14 May, the opening of restaurants is also underway, with tables outside the store. The Minister of Development, Adonis Georgiades, did not rule out the possibility of this happening immediately after the Easter period.
"After Easter I believe we can open if the pandemic develops smoothly", he stated, while the same assessment was made by Professor G.. Stampoulidis speaking to Mega. According to information from the channel, It is possible that the restaurant will be open even from Easter Tuesday.
Speaking to iefimerida.gr, Athena Linou also supported the opening.
"Of course, I would say yes to moving for Easter not with strict control but with strong information of those who travel to celebrate outdoors and meet with the appropriate protection measures as few people as possible indoors. It would be legitimate for those who travel to undergo a self test to ensure that they are not ill. In this way, everyone will take a "breath" and the epidemiological picture of the country will not be burdened.. "As long as everyone pays attention," he commented.
Out of focus, After Easter, the opening of schools for high schools and primary schools is expected, while tourism will follow on 14 May.