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Swimming ban brought in as part of Covid-19 measures

A man jogs as a walker passes near a bicycle on the seafront of Palaio Faliro, in southern Athens, amid strict circulation restrictions in effect due to the coronavirus across Greece, on Thursday.

TAGS: Coronavirus, Health, Sports

As part of continuing efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Greece’s Shipping Ministry on Thursday imposed a ban on swimming in the sea, speargun fishing and watersports.

The measure was decided upon “in the context of tackling the serious threat to public health” posed by Covid-19, the ministry said.

Last month, before the full lockdown was imposed, the government prohibited access to organized beaches after city-dwellers flocked to them following the closure of bars and cafes.

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