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Civil Protection imposes “mini lockdown” in Heraklio to contain coronavirus spread

Greece’s Civil Protection announced on Monday afternoon a series of extraordinary restrictions including the mandatory use of mask in- and outdoors in Heraklio on the island of Crete. After Chania, Heraklio is the second regional unit on Crete where restrictive measures are imposed.

The strict restrictions aim to contain the spread of the coronavirus on these two islands. The restrictions are similar to those imposed on other touristic destinations such as Zakynthos, Lesvos and Mykonos

According to a statement by the Civil Protection the measures were decided based on the new epidemiological data in Heraklio and in consultation with the country’s epidemiologists.

Restrictions for Heraklio

-. Prohibition of operation of all catering sector facilities (restaurants, 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 Civil Protection press release recalls that Chania, Halkidiki, Mykonos, Paros, Antiparos, Zakynthos and Lesvos remain in the regime of restrictive measures that were extended until mid-September last Friday.

The restrictive measures for Heraklio are valid for 14 days from 06:00 am on 1. September 2020 until 06:00 am Tuesday, 15. September 2020.

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  1. Does mini lockdown apply to hersonissos/stalis/malia area also ?

  2. Yes, since they are part of Heraklio county!

  3. Thank you.