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Greece to allow Religious Ceremonies with the Presence of the Faithful

ATHENS – A Joint Ministerial Decision (JMD) issued by the education and religion ministry and the health ministry and published in the Government Gazette on Tuesday will allow all kinds of religious ceremonies and liturgies (including weddings and christenings) to be conducted with the attendance of the faithful in the places of worship of all religious communities.

The decision will apply from May 17 to June 5.

According to sources, the joint ministerial decision will allow one person per 10 square metres, while congregation members must maintain a safe distance of 1.5m from each other.

The health protection measures will also refer to the use of face masks, the mandatory use of antiseptic and hand washing.

 

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