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Update: Some confusion arose as to the circumstances when and wear face masks are to be worn.
The fact is, as stated below the masks are compulsory to be worn until further updated advice comes from the Greek Health Ministry. This has been re-confirmed by Aristea Chourdaki, Vice Consul, British Vice Consulate Crete who confirms that on March 29, the Deputy Health Minister Chardalias explicitly stated:
“The use of a protective mask or cover is mandatory by employees as well as passengers on public transportation. Its use is also obligatory for staff and customers, visitors, consumers in super markets, grocery stores, taxis, hair and beauty salons, hospitals, doctor’s offices and diagnostic laboratories. In case of violation, a fine of 150 euros will be imposed.”
For those of you interested, the transcript of yesterday’s press release can be found here in Greek.