Mini-lockdown introduced in Mykonos

The Deputy Minister of Civil Protection announced new additional measures in Mykonos in response to the outbreak of the pandemic.

Starting today, Saturday 17 July, due to a local outbreak of the epidemic recorded within the last 24 hours, the Greek government is starting to adopt and implement special measures for the island of Mykonos.

More specific:

Traffic ban from 01:00 am to 06:00 am, with the exception of employees performing their professional duties or having serious health problems and going to the hospital. Ban on music around the clock, starting at 18:00 today.

The measures are valid until 06:00 am on Monday 26/7 with an intermediate reassessment of the epidemiological situation.

In its announcement, the civil protection service also reminds that “both in Mykonos and throughout the country, it is prohibited to hold any events that are held with a large crowd of people and more than twenty people in a private, non-professional space. The administrative fine in case of violation is from 50,000 to 200,000 euros for the tenant of the premises in which the specified event took place.

“We urge residents, visitors and professionals on our beautiful island to comply with the health protocol in good faith. The island’s authorities will immediately put in place a compliance control mechanism to resolve the alarming epidemiological situation and stop the spread of the virus. Everything will be done to ensure that Mykonos returns to its normal rhythm of life as soon as possible, ”said Nikos Hardalias.

The Minister of Civil Protection said that the districts of Mykonos, Heraklion, Rethymni, as well as the municipalities of Ieton, Fira and Paros are in the “orange zone” under increased surveillance, with concrete measures to strengthen epidemiological control.

During the week, the number of active cases in Mykonos quadrupled, more than fivefold in Ios, doubled in Rethymno, and nearly tripled in Heraklion. The alarm was sounded in Paros, where the number of coronavirus cases has increased sevenfold over the past week, and in Santorini, the number of cases has doubled.

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