Restriction measures partially lifted for Poros island

Some of the strict measures imposed on Poros to limit the spread of coronavirus cases have been lifted, but the island will remain under close observation by authorities, the Civil Protection and Crisis Management Deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias and Secretary General Vassilis Papageorgiou said on Monday.

The restrictions were imposed on August 7 after a spike in infections.

Two measures will still remain in place between Tuesday, August 25 and Tuesday, September 1:
– The shutdown of eating and entertainment venues (bars, discos and such) from midnight to 07:00 am, and
– A maximum limit of 50 people allowed at any public and social events and gatherings. This exempts restaurants, theatres and cinemas, which observe particular measures.

Hardalias said he “thanks particularly the residents of Poros for their collaboration, patience and persistence in keeping the emergency measures imposed on the island,” an attitude which brought results and returned the island to normalcy.

Areas in Greece still under restrictive measures related to the pandemic include the following: All of Crete, Eastern Macedonia & Thrace, Attica, the greater metropolitan areas of Thessaloniki, Larissa, Corfu, Karditsa, Pella, Pieria and Lesvos, and the municipalities of Santorini, Volos, Katerini, Rhodes, Zakynthos and Kos.