Lifting mandatory use of masks outdoors as of 5th March

According to the Health Ministry’s announcement on Wednesday, 2nd March, Greece is lifting the mandatory use of masks outdoors as of upcoming weekend.

The statement said that the lifting of wearing masks outdoors was recommended by the epidemiologists’ committee.

“However, the use of a mask outdoors in crowded areas as well as by people at risk for serious disease and unvaccinated citizens remains a strong recommendation,” the statement underlined.

“The Commission’s proposal is accepted by the Government and the details will be clarified in the forthcoming joint ministerial decision. The new measures will be implemented as of Saturday, 5th March 2022,” Health Minister Thanos Plevris added.

Greece has seen an decrease of Covid-related deaths, intubations and hospitalizations in the last couple of weeks, although daily infections range between 10,000 and 15,000 in the average.

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