Greece will ease its coronavirus restrictions on Saturday, February 19, as the number of virus-related deaths in the country surpassed 25,000 on Wednesday.
People are now allowed to stand at entertainment venues, while there is increased capacity at sporting venues and field trips for schools can restart.
The Scientific Committee, which is advising the Greek government on the handling of the pandemic, was not in favour of allowing the organisation of large events celebrating carnival to proceed.
This easing of restrictions comes as the total number of virus-related deaths in Greece since the start of the pandemic surpassed the 25,000 milestone, with a total of 25,001 fatalities.
Greek health authorities announced 19,509 new coronavirus cases and 82 virus-related deaths on Wednesday.