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US News Covid-19 in Greece: With the reopening of the terraces, life lowly resumes

10:30  13 may  2021
10:30  13 may  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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In Greece, the tourist season officially starts this weekend of May 15th. While waiting for the expected arrival of holidaymakers, life outdoors gradually resumes its rights with the reopening of the terraces of cafes and restaurants, after six months of closure imposed by the sanitary measures related to Covid-19.

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for the last six months of confinement , Katerina Neophytou assures it, jokingly hardly: she met in the streets more cats than human beings. For the co-owner of one of the main coffees of the Hydra port, the recent reopening of the terraces, closed for a semester because of the Covid-19 , offers a bowl of salutary air.

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"We can chat together as we do now, we sit at a table, talk about everything and just enjoy the view of the sea, the sun, says Katerina. With this reopening, everything has changed in our minds and hearts, people are happier than before. There is not yet big world, but for us this change is already fundamental. "

" Find our lives "

While waiting for the expected arrival of tourists whose Hydra economy depends to nearly 90%, it is also a question of finding the taste of simple things. "The essential thing is not the restaurant, money or tourism. The most important thing, I believe is to find our lives. Taking our friends in our arms, go out together, go dancing ... Because this is life, "says Kosmas Savriadis, chief of his Mediterranean cuisine restaurant, which offers seafood and fresh fish.

With the reopening of cafes and restaurants, in Hydra, it is this life, more lively, which gradually resumes its rights, with the great relief of its 2,000 inhabitants. And for the whole Greece, it is an important date because the tourism sector represents about 20% of the local economy.

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© Copyright 2021, Obs Number of French have resumed the path of terraces and cultural places Wednesday. This return to life before doing good at morale, but it must still be careful and respect some rules, so as not to reflame the figures of the epidemic. Smiles and joy illuminated the face of many French Wednesday, May 19, for the second phase of the deconformation .

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