Here's an interesting report from two doctors working in the field. (I listened at 1.25 speed, since it's a bit slow.) See what you think about their conclusions.https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=xfLVxx_lBLU
Also, just received 2 minutes ago from George Atsalakis "Tax Oasis" in Xaniá:The Greek government announced on Thursday that all the restrictions imposed
on the Greek public in the effort to combat the coronavirus epidemic will be
extended until May 4th.
Government spokesman Stelios Petsas said that the exact timeline for the
easing of the measures will be announced next week. He added that Prime
Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will address the nation to explain how society
and the economy will gradually return to normality again.
"The objective of the confinement measures is not to remain in a glass bowl,
stuck in our homes. The objective is to take our lives back and win back our
way of life, which was temporarily deprived of us by this cunning and
invisible enemy," Petsas said.
The Minister of Tourism said that Greece will only have a three-month
tourist season this year, between July and September, but added that if the
situation develops positively, then the "shoulder season" months of October
and November might see an increased number of tourists in the country.
However, the biggest challenge for the tourism-dependent country will be to
determine exactly who will be able to enter Greece and how.
My (George) opinion is the following:
The situation with tourism is very uncertain. The tourism now is dependent
on the flights.
If the planes are to fly with empty seats due to social distancing, there will be
very few tourists to come in Greece.
If the airplanes fly with no empty seats, there are hopes for the tourism
after middle June. A rapid test is needed in order that the planes fly with no
If an accurate rapid test will be applied and the planes are in full, then
there are hopes tourists will come in Greece from July because Greece is
considering the safest destination from covd-19 aspect.
Also, tourists that may have been planned to visit Spain, Italy, Turkey,
probably will visit Greece this year as the safest destination.
So, we are waiting information about the rapid test and if there will be
flights with empty seats due to the social distance.
And a little perspective: there have been no new cases identified on Crete for almost 3 weeks.
14 people overall were identified and recovered. One German visitor died from "complications due to coronavirus".
I think that means that he sneezed while driving.