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Greek Development Ministry to Recommend the Opening of Retail Trade on Monday

ATHENS — The development and investment ministry's proposal is for retail trade to reopen as of Monday, with a time limit on shopping trips and the sending of an SMS to the phone line 13032, Development and Investment Minister Adonis Georgiadis said on Wednesday in an interview with Skai TV. He said the ministry's proposal will be examined later on Wednesday by the infectious diseases specialists' committee.

Georgiadis stated that generous support will be given to restaurants for the installation of air purifiers, while the full range of support measures for restaurants will be announced on Thursday or Friday.

He also said that it was a difficult decision to allow those who have been vaccinated to travel to their villages, at a time when the rest of the world cannot.

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