Mykonos closes: Because corona rules were disregarded and the numbers of those who tested positive are skyrocketing, the Greek government has put a curfew on the island.
Athens – Nothing goes on Mykonos anymore: On the Greek jet set island, there is a nocturnal ban on going out in bars for seven days due to disregarded corona rules. The Greek government surprisingly imposed the measure on Saturday. Starting with the night on Sunday, nobody is allowed to go out on the streets for the next seven days between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. There are only exceptions for emergencies and for night workers. Music is also no longer allowed to be played in all bars.
More than ten percent of the tests were positive in rapid test controls, as the Greek civil defense announced on Saturday. The quarantine shelters are already overcrowded, said the chief of the island’s health service, Dina Sampsouni, on state television. There was a “hail” of canceled bookings after the local lockdown was announced, as reported by the Greek media.
Mykonos: Popular destination of the rich
The Greek island of Mykonos is known as a popular travel destination for predominantly wealthy people from countries in the eastern Mediterranean. In addition, top football players, actors and other celebrities spend their holidays on the small Cycladic island. Most recently there were parties with hundreds of guests almost every day, with people partying all night long without a distance and without a mask.
The government in Athens announced last week that it would not endanger the country’s tourism under any circumstances because some irresponsible entrepreneurs and guests disregarded any protection rule against Corona. Now she has followed these words with deeds. (cg with dpa)