It takes days to measure the epidemiological footprint of the activities opening, Stampoulidis says

It will take several days to measure the epidemiological ‘footprint’ of the activities that are opening, the Secretary General of Commerce and Consumer Protection, Panagiotis Stampoulidis, said in an interview to Mega TV regarding the reopening of hairdressers, beauty salons and archaeological sites on Monday.

Asked if retail would reopen on March 29, he said: “We need to find a gradual return to normalcy without causing a shock or pressuring the health system. The first step was taken. We will measure it. This is a difficult week. Let’s see how the pandemic develops. It takes time to measure the first step.”

On the resumption of activities, he said: “Some outlets for socialisation must be provided. The first step of opening is safe. Businesses can ensure the right number of people in their stores. Violations are almost zero in these areas. To see that we can work together as a society so as not to burden the health plan.”