There will be no water polo matches in Greece until the end of November
On Saturday morning, Greece will enter a three-week nationwide lockdown in an effort to halt the coronavirus spread.
All shops other than supermarkets and pharmacies will be closed, travel between regions will be banned, etc.
The Greek Swimming Federation (KOE) had to postpone all water polo matches planned for November (rounds 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11), KOE announced today.
As we already reported, the sixth round of the Greek League (planned for Wednesday).has been postponed earlier.
On Thursday, the Government decided to apply new preventive and drastic measures, because the number of coronavirus cases has increased rapidly in the last few weeks. The lockdown is valid from tomorrow.
“The country from the early hours of Saturday (7/11) enters a new lockdown and in combination with the measures that have already been announced for sports, with the closure of the swimming pools and the ban on training and competition activities, all the activities planned in November are suspended.
KOE will continue to be by clubs, athletes, coaches, for whatever is needed in this new challenge, with the ultimate goal of keeping our sport standing, with whatever initiatives and actions are required to be taken.”, KOE announced today.
The pools are closed, but, the Civil Protection allowed Vouliagmeni and Ydriakos to use their pools and to prepare for the Champions League Qualifications scheduled for next week
The matches of the Football Superleague and the Basketball A1 League are still allowed, as well as the European Cups in these two sports according to the special UEFA and FIBA protocols.