Special restrictive measures, which were adopted in Mykonos on July 17 due to the epidemiological situation on the island, have expired on Monday 26 July.
In particular, the special restrictive measures in force until 06:00 am on July 26 were as follows:
1. No traffic from 01:00 pm to 06:00 am, except for work and serious health problems.
2. Banning music around the clock.
Now Mykonos is returning to normal life, but the authorities do not rule out the possibility of taking new measures in the future, in the event of an epidemiological burden.
Islands under the supervision of the authorities
In addition to Mykonos, the authorities are closely monitoring the situation with the spread of coronavirus on other popular islands in Greece.
In Paros, the authorities are tightening up already tight controls to comply with measures, especially with regard to nightlife. Over the past two days, 7 clubs were fined and closed, in Antiparos – 1. Now the authorities are following a different model of measures with an emphasis on fines and the closure of any illegal enterprises.
As a reminder, for the first violation, a fine of EUR 5,000 and a 7-day closure is imposed, while in the case of a repeated violation, the penalty is EUR 20,000 and a 15-day closure.
Characteristically, in Paros, customers met standing in stores, dancing without distance. In fact, in one of them, 50 regular guests have created 270 cases of coronavirus on the island and in other neighboring areas.
It is assumed that the model used in Paros will be applied to other islands, as the relaxation of measures has brought them into the “red zone”. These are the islands that top the list of tourist preferences such as Zakynthos, Leros, Corfu, Kos, Lesvos, Sifnos, Serifos, Milos, Antiparos and Rhodes.
How will this affect tourism? Apparently, the authorities are trying not to think about it.