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Infections in Greece increase, new restrictions have been decided in addition to the obligation of a Green Pass or buffer: music is prohibited in the clubs of Mykonos and the curfew returns from 1 to 6

Banned music on premises 24 hours a day e curfew from 1 to 6, from today until July 26th. These are the measures decided to counter the increase in Covid infections inGreek island of Mykonos, one of the most appreciated (and visited) by tourists from all over the world. The announcement came after a few weeks in which the contagion curve continued to rise becoming, as the authorities declared, worrying.

The Delta variant and the increase in cases

A data contained in the press release with which the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias announced the restrictions for Mykonos well photographed the situation: on July 15 the number of positives on the island had reached and exceeded 300 cases. Quadruple the previous week. A progression linked to the Delta variant, more contagious than the Alfa, and, at least in Mykonos, aggravated by clandestine parties. The Deputy Minister also intervened on these, recalling that the organizers of private parties with more than twenty people risk fines of up to 200 thousand euros.

The islands are the hardest hit

Also in the rest of Greece cases are increasing: on Friday a total of 2,700 were registered against about 400 three weeks earlier. In particular, according to the data cited by Hardalias, the areas where the fastest growing are the islands. Mykonos but also Santorini, Ios, Paros and the cities of Rethymno and Heraklion, in Crete. All well-known tourist destinations and therefore crucial for the recovery of tourism, a sector on which it depends one fifth of the economy of Greece. So much so that before the summer in many islands a massive vaccination campaign was started in order to make them Covid-free.

The new restrictions and the obligation of a Green Pass

In recent days, again with the aim of relaunching tourism, the Athens government has set up the Green Pass requirement for customers of restaurants, bars and cafes (if they do not have it, they must show a negative test carried out in the last three days). In addition to the Green Pass (and the negative test) those who want to go to the cinema, theaters or disco will also have the obligation to sit still. The only situation in which neither the test nor the Green Pass will be necessary concerns outdoor seating in bars and restaurants.

July 17, 2021 (change July 17, 2021 | 16:22)

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