Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis issued a warning on Wednesday about the very real possibility of imposing restrictions on the Aegean island of Ios, after a surge of Covid-19 cases.
“It is a small island with thousands of people in the streets. There is a visible danger that the island will be closed down,” he said adding that “penalties have already been imposed on professionals who did not comply with the measures.”
Referring to Mykonos where restrictions had been imposed earlier this month, he said that more than 180 police officers have been sent there.
The island of Paros is reportedly also at risk of having restrictions imposed if infection numbers do not go down.