Churches to Reopen in Greece on January 18 team | 16 January 2021

According to the Orthodox Times, the opening of churches was announced in yesterday’s briefing of the Ministry of Health on the course of the coronavirus pandemic in Greece, by the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias.

Specifically, the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management clarified that from Monday, January 18, the places of worship will reopen (one person per 25 sq.m., with a maximum of 50 people inside the temples) and the use of a face mask is considered mandatory.

The Committee of Infectious Diseases agreed, and the government decided to reopen the churches of the country, provided that all of the preventive sanitary measures will be observed.

In addition to the suggestion of the infectious disease specialists, the Secretary General of the Prime Minister, Grigoris Demitriadis, the Minister of State, G. Gerapetritis, and the Minister of Education and Religion, Niki Kerameos made a decisive contribution to the decision for the reopening of the churches.

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