Hermes Street (Ermou) in Athens is a real shopping paradise. Having been empty since November last year due to the introduced quarantine measures, today it looks shocking, since the epidemiological situation in Greece is still far from safe and the quarantine measures are still in effect.
Despite this, there has been an increase in store traffic as the government allowed the population to shop and opened up retail.
The Athenians found an opportunity to go out today and flooded the streets. Easter is approaching, and everyone has obligations, both to their children and grandchildren, and to their godchildren. So everyone rushed to the shops to shop.
On Ermou Street, located in the center of Athens, shocking images of the crowd of townspeople were observed. Although, as noted, the majority observed safety measures: they wore masks and, if possible, kept their distance.
The police monitored the movement of citizens from afar and, if necessary, made comments and made appropriate recommendations. Because we must not forget that due to the coronavirus, quarantine measures are still in force in Attica.