Face mask made obligatory in supermarkets as of Saturday


Supermarket employees and customers will have to wear face masks as of Saturday (July 18), according to a joint ministerial decision issued on Friday.

The news was announced by the Secretary General of Commerce and Consumer, Panagiotis Stampoulidis.

Those not wearing masks face a fine of 150 euros.

"It shouldn't be difficult to apply the measure," said Deputy Minister of Development and Investments Nikos Papathanasis.

Wearing a mask at supermarkets by customers had been recommended, but not enforced, until now.