Greece: Further Details on Shutdowns

November 6, 2020

ATHENS — Exact lists of which stores may remain open is available on the Development & Investments Ministry's site, Secretary General for Trade and Consumer Protection Panagiotis Stamboulidis said on Thursday, as the government filled in the details of a second lockdown in effect as of Saturday, with minor exceptions.

Most retail trade stores will be shut down, except for supermarkets (no change in hours), local markets, kiosks and the e-commerce section of retail stores.

Opticians and stores selling hearing aids will remain open, but only by appointment.

Stores selling telecoms, computers, and phones will work through e-shops only.

Other stores remaining open include: pharmacies, dry cleaners, kiosks (24 hours), gas stations, health and veterinary service centers, pet shops, and open markets (laikes), which will work at 50 pct capacity, and distancing of 5 meters between stalls.

Hair dressers, barber shops and beauty centers will shut on Monday, but may work Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 7-8) only, at the discretion of their owners.

Supermarkets, butchers and fish stores will be open from 09:00 to 17:00 on Sunday, November 15.

The secretary general also said that the ministry's consumer line, 1520, would be able to provide more information for both businesses and the public.



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