The party is not over but it will go down a notch. The very touristy and festive island of Mykonos, in Greece, decided to impose a curfew from 1 am to 6 am on Saturday in response to a a “worrying” increase in Covid-19 contaminations The number of cases has quadrupled in one week.
As of July 26, all music will also be banned to limit the influx of tourists to the same location and private gatherings of more than 20 people will be banned. In the event of non-compliance with the measure, severe fines ranging from 50 to 200,000 euros will be applied, RFI reports.
A news which was variously received by these Greeks. “There are a lot of positive cases. I think they should have done something already”, explains this young woman. “These measures will create a domino effect which will lead to cancellations and other things”, this Greek laments.
According to official data, more than 80% of the 10,000 inhabitants of the island are vaccinated but that does not include the seasonal workers who come to Mykonos in the summer, reports the Greek service of euronews based in Athens.
Beyond Mykonos, and like other European countries, all of Greece has been experiencing a steady increase in contamination in recent days. These are largely linked to the more contagious Delta variant.
From midnight Sunday, unvaccinated travelers from Greece must also present a negative PCR or antigen test of less than 24 hours on their return to France. A measure also valid for returns from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
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