This weekend we had a video call with Mel; Mel at Στύψη (Stipsi, Lesvos), Rob at Heemskerk and me at Haaksbergen. As it is now over a year we met Mel in person, we regularly make video calls. We really miss her.
Mel had some bad news. The COVID-19 situation became worse. Greece moved from “orange” to “red” and some regions, even to “deep red”. More strict lockdown restrictions will be issued.
Groceries and alike only after confirmation by text message. And only within the municipality boundaries or to a distance up to 2 km away from your home.
Also for walking and exercising a text message confirmation is needed. Only per foot or bicycle. One will not be allowed to go by car to another area.
Curfews will be in place, times will be depending on the area.
At weddings and funerals only up to 9 persons are allowed.
As Mel stated: “Thank goodness, we have now a ‘smart’ lockdown because the previous two were obviously stupid…”
As for us Dutch, we still dare to complain…