Food stores back to 9 p.m. close

As of Thursday, supermarket opening hours will only be 60 minutes longer per day compared to the period before the onset of the coronavirus epidemic in Greece, while this Sunday, and possibly the next, they will remain closed.

The reduction in consumer traffic in recent days, following the spate of panic buying observed two to three weeks earlier and combined with the strong reactions of chain owners, persuaded the Development Ministry to revise its original position regarding supermarket opening times. Supermarkets are still experiencing an unprecedented situation in terms of turnover, as sales are almost twice that recorded in the same period last year, a record increase that even beats the jump seen in the summer of 2015 in the days before the imposition of the capital controls.

The new opening hours for supermarkets and other food stores until April 25 are Mondays...

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