Greece imposes new restrictions on Mykonos and Halkidiki

Greek authorities have imposed new restrictions on the Aegean island of Mykonos and the northern Greek region of Halkidiki after a spike in Covid-19 cases. There were 269 new cases of coronavirus, of which 39 by arriving travellers, and two fatalities over the past 24 hours

According to an announcement by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection, authorities have banned parties, open-air markets and religious processions. Additionally, gatherings must be limited to no more than nine people. There may be no more than four people at a restaurant, unless they are immediate family members in which case the maximum number is six people.

The use of masks is mandatory in enclosed as well as open spaces. The measures will go into effect Friday and apply by the end of the month.

On Tuesday, Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias told reporters that despite rising infections, Greece continued to be in a “better situation” compared with other European countries. The country ranked 180th in terms of deaths per million inhabitants, noting that 83% of recent infections were due to domestic dispersion of the virus as people did not observe proper social distancing.

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