Coronavirus: The mask in supermarkets for employees and customers is mandatory from tomorrow (Saturday 18 July)

The announcement was made by the Secretary General of Commerce and Consumer, Panagiotis Stampoulidis

The use of a non-medical mask in supermarkets for  both employees and customers becomes mandatory from Saturday morning , following a relevant Joint Ministerial Decision .

This is stated in a post on Twitter by the Secretary General of Commerce and Consumer, Panagiotis Stampoulidis . “Implementing the decision of the National Committee for the Protection of Public Health against COVID-19, a JMC is issued which makes the use of non-medical mask in supermarkets mandatory by employees and consumers from tomorrow,” said Mr. Stampoulidis in his post.


According to information the supermarkets have already been informed and are in the process of informing their staff , so that they are ready to implement the measures from Saturday morning. At the same time, they plan to post at the entrances of the stores information to the consumers that the use of a mask is required to enter the store and do their shopping, otherwise – if they are detected by control checks – they will be asked to pay a fine of 150 euros (per person) .  

Infectious disease specialists were pushing for the implementation of the measure 

According to the report of the Open Channel, the concern of the experts was obvious and in the face of the danger of escaping the situation with the coronavirus ,  the infectious disease specialists were pushing for the obligatory use of the mask indoors and not only . “Masks should be used indoors, where there are many people indoors and outdoors when there is a large crowd,” Microbiology professor Alkiviadis Vatopoulos told OPEN TV  . 

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