Takis Theodorikakos

Elementary schools, day care facilities to reopen June 1

It is official: primary schools, preschools and day care facilities will re-open on Monday, June 1st.

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced Sunday that the Commission on Public Health Cases from Virulent Factors has unanimously recommended that the above facilities re-open.

The school year is extended to late June.

Athens mayor presents proposal for extended pedestrian network

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis on Monday unveiled a proposal for an extended pedestrian network in the center of the capital, dubbed "The Grand Walk."

The proposal was presented to Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos amid government plans to support cafes and restaurants which have been seriously hit by the coronavirus outbreak by allowing them extra space for outdoor seating.

At-home help from municipalities being bolstered

Citizens whose age or state of health make them particularly vulnerable to infection with the new coronavirus will be receiving help from their local authority to tackle the day-to-day challenges arising from measures to prevent the spread of the epidemic, according to an Interior Ministry decision published on Tuesday.

Greek authorities warn defiant carnival revelers

A joint ministerial decision states that those who fail to comply with a government decision to ban Carnival festivities as part of a broader drive to avert the spread of the coronavirus could face a two-year prison sentence. The decision, signed by Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias, Citizens' Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis and Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos, was issued after