Tavernas set to open 25th May!

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Tavernas set to open 25th May!

Postby ros21m » Sat May 16, 2020 1:25 pm

The restaurants opens on Monday, May 25!

Infectious disease specialists give the "green light"
It was a matter of time now as cretalive had written 3 days ago. The Health Committee has given the "green light" to the Specialists' Health Committee to open the restaurants on May 25.

Earlier, it was reported that the government had asked the Health Committee to consider launching restaurants, cafes and other similar stores on Monday, May 25, provided that the epidemiological data on the development of the pandemic allow it to do so.

According to government sources, the experience so far shows that where we have the opening of economic and social activity in an organized way and in compliance with health rules, the results are positive. "The lifting of the restrictive measures taken to tackle the pandemic continues, always taking into account the epidemiological data and the opinion of experts and adhering to all measures to protect public health, so that with gradual but steady steps we can return to a new everyday life "is emphasized.

https://www.cretalive.gr/ellada/anoigei ... -i-estiasi

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Re: Tavernas set to open 25th May!

Postby Kilkis » Sat May 16, 2020 3:12 pm

Good news as far as I am concerned.

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Re: Tavernas set to open 25th May!

Postby filippos » Sat May 16, 2020 8:17 pm

Good news indeed. I wonder how they found out that May 25 is our wedding anniversary. Mind you, I doubt there'll be a table available anywhere.

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Re: Tavernas set to open 25th May!

Postby ros21m » Sat May 16, 2020 9:11 pm

Yes, good news for me too, also kafenions, bars etc opening at the same time. Hopefully we can get about a month of being semi normal, before the tourists arrive & bring the second wave of infections with them & we'll have to go back to lockdown!

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Re: Tavernas set to open 25th May!

Postby filippos » Sun May 17, 2020 11:12 am

ros21m wrote:... ... before the tourists arrive & bring the second wave of infections with them ...
I don't hear much about events in the UK as we dispensed with TV in 2002 when we settled here but I do read bits in online newspapers (those that don't have paywalls). From what I have read it seems that about 2/3ds of the UK population is nervous about going out to buy bread. If that's so there won't be many UK people here (which only leaves most of Europe (and China?).

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Re: Tavernas set to open 25th May!

Postby Kilkis » Sun May 17, 2020 11:58 am

Looking at the infection curves it might actually be a lot safer to let visitors come from China than almost anywhere else? Obviously there is understandable doubt about the reliability of their published figures but if they are correct then it has the disease completely under control. That is what you would expect given that a) the disease originated there so they are ahead of everybody else, b) they have a lot of direct experience of dealing with similar infectious diseases like the first SARS outbreak, c) being a totally authoritarian government they had the ability and will to impose an absolute lockdown and d) they have the technical resources to rapidly deploy an effective test, trace and isolate programme.

Most countries that experienced the first SARS-CoV-1 outbreak in Asia responded well to this one. Countries, like most of Europe, that never really experienced SARS-CoV-1 tended to do badly. The countries that have done best in Europe are the ones that got their first cases late, had watched what happened in Italy and totally sh*t themselves. The ones who have done worst are the ones that ignored what happened in Italy, perhaps in one case on the grounds that Johnny Foreigner can't teach us anything?

Like everywhere in the world, Filippos, the UK is just a collection of individuals. There are groups out protesting that lockdown should be ended completely and immediately, because it is doing more harm than good, and others protesting that they shouldn't open up schools yet because it is too dangerous. If foreign travel opened up there are people who would be booking holidays within seconds and other who wouldn't even if the airline provided them with the highest category of Hazmat suits. UK government advice is full of contradictions. The message has to be very simple so that everybody can understand it, i.e. people are viewed as thick. When it turns out that the message has become so simplistic and meaningless that people don't know how to apply it in specific circumstances the government responds that it will be fine because UK citizens will apply good old British common sense, i.e. everybody is clever enough to work out what to do themselves. Greece has given an absolutely clear message to the Greek public. For example, If you go on public transport, into any sort of medical facility or in a lift you must wear a face covering. Elsewhere it is recommended to do so but not compulsory. As with all rules some people will comply and some won't but there is no doubt at all what you are supposed to do. The messaging on face coverings in the UK has been so confused that almost nobody is wearing one anywhere. People in Asia who have directly experienced SARS recognise that face coverings are useful provided everybody wears one. The UK government are also telling the people do do things that are impossible. Go back to work but don't use public transport, unless you need to then you can. If you go on public transport keep 2 m apart. I suppose that if you are taken everywhere in a chauffeur driven Jag you don't get much appreciation of what public transport is like. Earlier in the pandemic Transport for London wanted to reduce overcrowding on the tube network so they reduced the number of trains running. Apparently the theory was that if there were fewer trains people would stop using the tube.

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Re: Tavernas set to open 25th May!

Postby filippos » Sun May 17, 2020 7:46 pm

Yeah, yeah, everyone else is stupid.


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