...Sounds a bit like should I walk up Meskla gorge and ignore the hand written advice or do my own thing haho
No, Kamisiana, it is exactly the opposite.
China imposed a total lockdown. It was very simple. You cannot leave your house. At all. For any reason. Clearly that helps stop the spread of the virus but it needed other measures. The Chinese government delivered food to everybody's home so they would not starve to death. You didn't order what you want. They simply brought a standard package of food that would be sufficient to sustain you. That seems to be working.
Every country in Europe has imposed some sort of partial lockdown. The strength of the lockdown varies from country to country. The lockdown is enforced by a set of rules. The rules may appear to be simple but they do not necessarily achieve the objective, i.e. stop the spread of the virus, and they still leave open decisions. An example:
Today I wanted to buy some fish from the fish shop and some groceries from the supermarket, both in my own village. The rule is to do your shopping as infrequently as possible so, to obey the rule, I should combine my journey to the fish shop and the supermarket. The fish shop closes at 14:00 and what is available starts to decrease rapidly after 11:00 so I would need to go around 11:00 or before. If I go to the supermarket at 11:00 or before it is its busiest time. It is quite likely that I would have to wait outside for a time with a group of other people before I would be allowed in and once inside I would be quite close to other shoppers. If I went to the supermarket at 16:00, however, it would be virtually empty and I would have absolutely minimum exposure to other people. What should I do? Break the rule, go out twice and get minimum exposure or obey the rule, go out once and maximise my exposure?
The gorge example was where somebody was saying ignore a warning and put yourself in danger. I am saying constantly think about what the rule is trying to achieve and do whatever achieves that end, even if that technically breaks the rule in some way. Minimise your own exposure to others and minimise their exposure to you.
There are other examples of balances to be weighed. Normally when I go to the fish shop I buy enough fish for one meal. I prefer it fresh. The last time I went to the fish shop it was after the warning for older people to stay at home and shop as infrequently as possible but before the lockdown. I bought mackerel. I have space in my freezer so I could have bought about 10 kg of mackerel and frozen it, thus obeying the rule to shop as infrequently as possible. If I had done that, however, I would have bought all the mackerel they had on sale depriving other shoppers and achieving the equivalent of panic buying. What should I have done? Obey the rule and empty the shelf? I compromised and bought about three times what I would normally buy, i.e. 6 smallish fish rather than 2.
As with all laws in Greece the rules were written by Athenians, for Athenians based on the situation in Athens. To the political class Athens is Greece. The city of Athens has almost the same population as Crete. The area of the city of Athens is a little less than 40 sq km while Greece has an area a little over 8,000 sq km. Thus the population density in the City of Athens is 200 times the population density of Crete. While the principles of social distancing are the same wherever you are the best practical method of achieving them may vary somewhat.
I am not saying break the rules because it happens to suit you, which is what the gorge example was saying, but constantly think, "What really minimises your exposure."
PS It is βουλή, i.e. the stress is on the last syllable, but there is no "ς" on the end.