Greece will reopen the Acropolis in Athens and other early sites nationally and Supply free weekly evaluations for COVID-19 for all the country’s inhabitants as it prepares to restart the tourism period at mid-May

The steps were announced despite a continuous spike in daily diseases to 20.9 per 100,000 residents, as a seven-day rolling average, together with personal hospital space used by the state-run health support to deal with therapy demand.

Beginning Saturday, a weekend curfew is going to be relaxed. It’ll be followed Monday with a string of different steps including a restricted opening of barbershops and hair salons, and historical websites for individuals on short outings. Museums will stay closed.

“What we’re speaking about are pressure-release valves. This will be to help individuals comply with limitations which have been in effect for this a very long time,” explained Akis Skertsos, a deputy minister for government misuse.

The reopening of early sites was declared despite strong bookings from an association of state workers at historical websites which cautioned that”procedures needed for protected security protocols have never been done” but didn’t provide additional information.

No cost tests will be made accessible to all residents of Greece using a social security number prior to the close of the month, officials said. Medical, nursing, and administrative personnel in public hospitals who haven’t been vaccinated will get compulsory rapid tests twice per week, according to a Health Ministry arrangement, effective immediately.

The government states that despite the present surge, it expects to start to tourism, an integral driver of the market, in mid-May.