A curfew was imposed again on the Greek island of Mykonos

A curfew was imposed again on the Greek island of Mykonos

In Greece, the island of Mykonos became the first place where a curfew was imposed again on Saturday due to the rising number of coronavirus diseases. Greek authorities said one in ten people on the island in recent days has tested positive.

A curfew came into effect from 1 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 6 p.m. on Saturday, bars, cafes and restaurants will be banned from listening to music around the clock. Fines for companies with more than 20 people can be up to 200,000 euros (72 million forints). The curfew and music ban will end on Monday, July 26, unless the government decides to extend it.

Lunch for tourists in Mykonos IslandSource: AFP / Hemis / Gardel Bertrand

Police on the island, a prestigious tourist destination, say control of violations of social distancing norms has recently fallen out of their hands. Authorities said the only hotel quarantined was overcrowded with visitors who tested positive for the virus, camped out on beaches.

In Greece, the number of new infections remained relatively high on Saturday, with 2,562 cases reported in the 24-hour period ending at 3pm on Saturday afternoon. 7 died.

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