What should be a nice summer vacation has turned into a nightmare. Corona infected people had to spend the night on the beach on the Greek island of Mykonos.
Athens – A night-time ban on going out for seven days came into force on the Greek island of Mykonos on Saturday. The reason: The corona rules were disregarded in bars on the island, so the Greek government took this measure surprisingly.
Corona incidence Greece: Mykonos in lockdown
The strict ban on going out applies from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., during this period nobody is allowed to go out on the street. Music is no longer allowed to be played in all bars. Exceptions to the measures apply only in emergencies or for working people. The federal government had previously upgraded Greece to a risk area.
According to the Greek civil defense, more than ten percent of the corona rapid test controls were positive. There is already no more space in the quarantine accommodation, said the head of the island’s health service, Dina Sampsouni. That is why holidaymakers infected with the corona virus even had to sleep on the beach. Greek media reported that there had been a “hail of canceled bookings” following the announcement of the local lockdown. Quarantine accommodations are also currently overcrowded on Mallorca.
Incidence value Greece: quarantine hotels on Mykonos reject infected people
On Mykonos, verifiably infected travelers were rejected from the quarantine hotels because they were overcrowded. An Italian tourist told of his experience in which he was not allowed to fly back home, stayed in no hotel and that it left him desperate. He was turned away from the hospital because his symptoms were not severe enough. Unvaccinated people also currently have limited rights in Greece. For example, people who have not been vaccinated are not allowed in restaurants.
The Greek jet-set island of Mykonos is known as a travel destination for predominantly wealthy people from countries in the eastern Mediterranean. In addition, top football players, influencers, actors and other celebrities spend their holidays on the small Cycladic island. Most recently there were extravagant parties with hundreds of guests almost every day, with people partying all night long without distance and without a mask. This is over for the time being.
The government in Athens announced last week that it would not endanger the country’s tourism under any circumstances because some irresponsible entrepreneurs and guests disregarded every protection rule against the corona virus. * Kreiszeitung.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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