The Greek authorities on Monday announced new restrictive measures due to the increase in the number of new cases of coronavirus infection in the country, according to European media. The measures include a ban on bars and restaurants operating from midnight to 7 am in several regions of the country, including the popular tourist Islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zakynthos, and KOs.
Many of these tourist destinations are known for their lively nightlife. The restrictions will remain in effect until August 23. They also apply to the cities of Thessaloniki, Larissa, Volos, and Katerini.
In addition, the new measures require all those who fly to Greece from Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden to carry a certificate with a negative test result for COVID-19.
To combat the spread of the coronavirus, the Greek authorities also canceled several mass events, including the International fair planned for September in Thessaloniki.
Earlier on Monday, Greek health Minister Vassilis Kikilias said that вЂњ unfortunately, the spread of the virus is accelerating at a dangerous pace.вЂќ
On Sunday, Greece recorded a record-high increase in coronavirus diseases: 203 cases. During the entire time of the pandemic, 5,600 cases of coronavirus infection were registered in Greece, and 212 people died.