Greece unveils plan to ease lockdown, hopes for tourism revival

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis unveiled on Tuesday the country’s plan to ease a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

“We are ready to proceed to the second phase of our plan: the gradual easing of restrictions,” Mitsotakis said in a televised address, adding that the relaxation of measures would start on May 4 and urging Greeks to remain vigilant.

So far, Greece has registered 2,534 COVID-19 infections and 136 fatalities, faring better compared to other EU countries. It now hopes to restart its economy, which recently emerged from a decade-long debt crisis, without triggering a new wave of infections.

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