New restrictive measures to stem the spread of the pandemic are being imposed on the island of Mykonos and Halkidiki, northern Greece, two of the country’s most popular summer destinations. The imposition of these restrictive measures comes as there is a significant increase in coronavirus cases, with the use of a mask now being mandatory indoors and outdoors.
This comes after restrictions had been introduced at bars and restaurants, shutting them down between 12 midnight until 07.00 the next day.
According to the latest details from the General Secretariat for Civil Protection, the new restrictive measures will be valid for 10 days starting from Friday 21-08-2020 at 06.00 until Monday 31-8-2020 at 06.00.
In consultation with the Finance Ministry, the businesses affected can suspend the contracts of their employees. In the areas of Halkidiki and Mykonos, special units of the National Transparency Authority (EAD) and the police will pick up checks overseeing the proper implementation of the restrictions.
Specifically, after an extraordinary meeting at the Civil Protection Operations Center among top officials that assessed the latest epidemiological data, the following was decided:
- Suspension of any kind of event such as parties, trade fairs, church processions, open air street markets, etc.
- Prohibition of any kind of gathering of citizens over 9 people for any reason, both in public and in private.
- In dining areas, a maximum number of up to 4 people are allowed at each table, unless they are first degree relatives where up to 6 people are allowed.
- Ιt is mandatory to use a mask both outdoors and indoors.