A quote from the article, my emphasis in red:
"Athens is currently discussing agreements with Russia, Germany, Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Norway, the Czech Republic and Australia. Except for Germany, which we really want, of course, all the others have a few cases. They are safe countries, " the report said.
Are they stark raving mad? Russia now has the second highest number of cases in the world after the USA. Also it is close to peak daily increase in number of cases recording ten times the number of cases per day that Germany reports. It is even worse than the UK so I don't know how it classes as safe. Even Germany is still up at around 1,000 cases per day, which is worrying. The other countries are all under 100 new cases per day and several are around the same level as Greece so tourist exchange between them would be reasonable provided it cannot act as a conduit to enter from other countries.
I think the rules must only apply to fenced off private beaches, Bob, not just ones with sunbeds. It talks about recording the number of attendees at the entrance
. I personally don't know of any beaches with an entrance
. You can wander on and off them at any point.
I don't disagree with your sentiments, Clio, but Nicola has possibly done even worse than England and Wales when it comes to care home deaths? If the UK was a company and the government was the board of directors then I think care home deaths would present a compelling case for corporate manslaughter charges. Everybody still seems to be obsessed with arguing about what happened in the past, e.g. what was the policy did they get PPE and testing etc. People are dying of COVID-19 today
in care homes. The disease has past the peak. The NHS was not overwhelmed and is currently running at around 20 % occupancy of intensive care beds. Why are care home residents who develop severe COVID-19 symptoms not being admitted to hospital where they might survive given suitable treatment?
PS After posting the above I found this article on ekathimerini
that talks about 515 privately or municipally run beach clubs being able to open to the public as of Saturday. I think these are closed beach areas.