Greece’s Civil Protection announced a series of extraordinary restrictions for the Cyclades islands of Paros and Antiparos on Friday in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The restrictions are similar to ones imposed on the island of Poros in the Saronic Gulf beginning of the month.
According to a statement by the Civil Protection the measures were decided based on the new epidemiological data in Paros and Antiparos and in consultation with the country’s top epidemiologist, professor for infectious Diseases Sotiris Tsiodras.
The restrictions for Paros and Antiparos are:
-. Prohibition of operation of all catering sector facilities (restaurnats, bars ect) from 12 midnight until 7 o’ clock next morning.
– Suspension of any kind of event such as live parties, trade fairs, religious processions, open markets etc..-
– Prohibition of any kind of gathering of citizens over 9 people for any reason, both in public and in private.
– In the dining areas a maximum number of people allowed at each table is 4. For the case of families and first degree relatives allowed are up to 6 people.
Mandatory use of mask both outdoors and indoors.
It is noted that in consultation with the Ministry of Finance, affected businesses may suspend employment contracts.
The restrictive measures are valid for 10 days, from 06.00 a.m. on 15. August 2020 until 06:00 a.m. on 24. August 2020, the Civil protection said in its statement.
Earlier on Friday, Greece announced a new series of measures valid throughout the country and some for specific regions, including Attica, with the aim to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
PS Odd, but there is a “radio silence” about the infections on the two islands in the central Aegean Sea. Media report that the measures were taken as many of the tracked cases were holidaymakers and moreover young ones who returned after vacations on these islands.