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Greek Holiday Island Imposes Extra COVID-19 Restrictions

ATHENS — Greek authorities are imposing extra restrictions in the top holiday destinations of Mykonos island and the northern resort region of Halkidiki after an increase in the number of coronavirus cases traced back to those areas.

The Civil Protection authority says starting Friday through Aug. 31, all events such as live parties, religious processions, open-air markets are banned, while gatherings are limited to a maximum of nine people, both in public and in private settings.

Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias in cooperation with Professor of infectious diseases Sotiris Tsiodras decided the imposition of the following measures.

-Suspension of all events as live parties, festivals, flea markets and other outdoor events

-Prohibition of any kind of gathering above 9 people for any reasons in outdoors and indoors areas

-Up to four persons per tables in restaurants except from families there are allowed up to 6 people.

-Mandatory use of face mask in outdoors and indoors areas.

The above measures will come into effect from Friday 21 August at 06:00 until Monday 31 August at 06:00.

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