Swimming Ban Brought in as Part of COVID-19 Measures

As the weather warms in Greece, the government is seeking to dissuade people from flocking to the beaches due to fears over the spread of COVID-19.

As part of continuing efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Greece’s Shipping Ministry on Thursday imposed a ban on swimming in the sea, speargun fishing and watersports.

The measure was decided upon “in the context of tackling the serious threat to public health” posed by Covid-19, the ministry said.

Last month, before the full lockdown was imposed, the government prohibited access to organized beaches after city-dwellers flocked to them following the closure of bars and cafes.

This article was originally published on ekathimerini.com.

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