Church Attendance Restrictions in Greece Extended to August 21

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In this Sunday, May 24, 2020, photo, a woman kisses an icon as she attends Sunday Mass outside a Greek Orthodox church in the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)

ATHENS -- The government extended attendance restrictions in all religions and denominations in Greece imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, to August 21, through a joint ministerial decision on Thursday.

It said that the maximum number of people attending liturgies, baptisms, weddings and funerals may not exceed 100 in any religion and denomination practised in Greece.

Specifically, as the Education & Religion and the Health Ministries noted, there is a maximum of 1 person per 5 square meters of surface area, and at least 1.5 metres between people in any direction.