Yeh!! No nets, but amateur fishermen have been banned from using nets for some years now. Facebook started flashing messages οn Monday evening when there was an official announcement at the end of the daily briefing.
But as usual, there is a hitch. Next morning fishermen weren't allowed out because the Harbour Police had not yet received the official go-ahead.
And crazy grandchildren can go swimming at the beach across the road from their house. They were complaining today that it wasn't hot enough. Weird kids. They have been swimming all winter. Quarantine has made them soft!!
Their cousin, my youngest grandaughter, was made of sterner stuff. She went into the sea yesterday and said it wasn't even cold.
Moving about between districts and big towns is still prohibited and it is difficult to land on our island but not impossbile. Poros has the only banks, Post Office, and offical-paper-places for miles around. For all the small villages nearby on the mainland Poros is the business centre. They must come here to do official business. And now they can. Pensioners without electronic know-how can use the bank again. But the little taxi boats which carry them across can now only take 2 passengers at a time, instead of 28. Not much profit in that for the water taxi owners.
The hydrofoil which comes from Piraeus, the port of Athens, can now only load up 7 passengers instead of the almost 100 that is their capacity. How long are these services going to continue running before they go bust.
Private cars could only have two people in them, the driver and one passenger. Now they can have three. Woo-bloody-hoo
Last night police all over the country were breaking up Corona-virus-parties as the parks in big cities filled up with party goers dancing and enjoying their freedom and take-away alcohol sold by cafeterias.
(Cafeterias and tavernas are still officially closed except for take-away coffee, food and 'drinks')
There are still a few things to be ironed out it seems.