Authorities have put extra measures in place on the party island of Mykonos with extra curfew hours and additional restrictions due to a sudden rise in coronavirus infections in the last few days.
As of Saturday (July 17), the following measures go into effect:
- Movement is banned from 01:00 at night to 06:00 in the morning, except for work and for serious health reasons.
- As of 18:00 on Saturday, music is banned entirely.
The restrictions are in place until 06:00 on Monday, when new data will be reexamined.
In addition, both on Mykonos and throughout Greece, there is a ban on any activities requiring payment or any exchange in private, non-professional spaces and involving over 20 people. Fines for these range from 50,000 to 200,000 euros for the person providing the place for the event.
The number of infections has been increasing in Greece in recent weeks, forcing the government to mandate the vaccination of healthcare workers and nursing home staff, and to introduce new restrictions across the country, including allowing only vaccinated customers indoors at restaurants and clubs.
"We call on the residents, visitors and professionals on our beautiful island to strictly follow the measures... so that we can quickly control and contain the spreading of the virus and Mykonos can return to normality," the ministry said.