Greece: Santorini trials social distancing beach chairs with hopes tourism will follow

Greece: Santorini trials social distancing beach chairs with hopes tourism will follow

It is hoped that these screens will be a helpful precaution against the spread of COVID-19 once the island welcomes back tourists, which could be from as early as July.

However, while the theory behind them is positive, there are some locals who are not happy about the new beach features.

Charlie Chahine, who owns a beach bar on the island, says he does not like them.

“We hope these constructions you see are not going to be the future for beaches. We don’t want this, but if this is necessary, and if this is what people’s safety depends on, such a construction or any such construction – we (just) want to work, we want to get going,” he said.

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Published at Sat, 09 May 2020 09:37:00 +0000