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Greece Will Ease Main Lockdown Measures in Early May

  • Easing to coincide with start of tourism season in mid-May
  • Greek Premier Mitsotakis speaks in address to nation
People visit the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens, on April 18.

People visit the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens, on April 18.

Photographer: Marios Lolos/Xinhua/Getty Images

Greece will ease its main pandemic restrictions in early May, ahead of the country opening to international tourism in the middle of the month, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said.

“The aim is to have a safe Easter and a free summer,” Mitsotakis said in an address on national television.