ATHENS: Greece on Saturday, July 17, 2021, imposed a five-hour night time curfew and different restrictions on the favored journey island of Mykonos due to a “worrying” spike in native Covid-19 infections, officers mentioned.
The measures embody a curfew from 1:00 am to six:00 am and a ban on bars, golf equipment and eating places from enjoying music, and are efficient instantly till July 26, deputy civil safety minister Nikos Hardalias mentioned in an announcement.
“We name on the residents, guests and enterprise house owners of our stunning island to comply with the measures faithfully…in order that the unfold of the virus will be swiftly checked and Mykonos can return to regular,” Hardalias mentioned.
One of Greece’s high journey locations, Mykonos attracts a whole bunch of hundreds of tourists yearly — together with a gentle stream of celebrities — to its picturesque seashores and vibrant nightlife.
But Greek authorities have been these days alarmed by the variety of clandestine events held within the island’s quite a few villas.
Hardalias on July 15 had warned that lively circumstances on Mykonos had quadrupled to over 300 in only a week.
On Saturday he mentioned organisers of personal gatherings of over 20 folks danger fines of as much as 200,000 euros ($236,000).
Greece is experiencing a gentle climb in Covid-19 infections in latest days, largely blamed on the extra contagious Delta variant.
Nearly 2,700 new circumstances have been introduced nationwide on Friday, in comparison with fewer than 400 three weeks prior.