The second confirmed case of coronavirus on the island of Mykonos has forced Greek authorities to impose additional lockdown measures. Among others, the additional restrictions impose curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. and suspends three of the six options in total on the Movement Permits.
The measures go into effect as at 8:00 a.m. Monday, April 6, 2020, and for 14 days, until 8:00 a.m. on April 20. The situation is to be re-evaluated and the measures extended or suspended.
The additional restrictions were needed after a second woman was tested positive in coronavirus. She is from the environment of the first confirmed case on the island, a 68-year-old who was transferred to a hospital in Athens on Thursday. The second woman, a 42-year-old hagiographer, wrote about her infection on social media. Meanwhile, she has been transferred from the health center of Mykonos to a designated hospital in Athens.
Authorities continue tracing in Ano Meria, while a monastery is under surveillance as both women have reportedly visited it in order to attend a night mass.
The additional measures for Mykonos and Santorini
Following consultation with the mayor of Mykonos, Head of Civil protection Nikos Hardalias decided the following measures:
Curfew from 8:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. the following morning
Suspension of the option B4 (help for needy), B5 (attending a ceremony.children of divorced parents) and B6 (exercise, dog walking) on the Lockdown Movement Permits.
Through the program “Help at Home” municipality teams will provide the needy with all essential goods and medicine (B4).
Only first degree relatives may attend a funeral (B5)
Only 15-minute for the needs of a pet, like dog walking. around the house is allowed (B6)
In open markets vendors will set their selling benches at a distance of 10 meter.
In supermarkets, one customer per 20 square meter is allowed; customers must keep the safety distance of 2 meters.
As for Santorini, the Civil Protection decided the suspension of all construction works for 30 days, for reasons of urgent public health interest. Exempted are urgent public works like the construction of some public roads.
PS When the first case was confirmed on Mykonos, authorities suspended construction works on the island. Much to KTG knowledge there has been no confirmed case on Santorini until Saturday.