Entertainment Coronavirus: Music forbidden on the Greek Island of Mykonos

20:35  17 july  2021
20:35  17 july  2021 Source:   liberation.fr

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Health-Coronavirus-Greece-Mykonos: Coronavirus: Forbidden Music on the Greek Island of Mykonos

CORONAVIRUS: LA MUSIQUE INTERDITE SUR L'ÎLE GRECQUE DE MYKONOS © Reuters / Eurokinissi Coronavirus: Music forbidden on the island Greek of Mykonos

Athenes (Reuters) - Greece imposed a curfew and forbids music in the bars and restaurants of Mykonos Island, a popular destination of tourists, facing the rise of coronavirus contaminations.

known for its holidays that bring together wealthy holidaymakers, Mykonos is one of the most popular destinations in Greece and attracts each summer more than one million visitors, including Hollywood stars, models and world-famous sportsmen.

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Faced with a local recrudescence of coronavirus cases, the Department of Civil Protection has announced that it prohibited music on the island all day, including shops, cafes and beach bars. Travel are also forbidden between 1:00 and 6:00 in the morning, except to get to work or hospital.

Tourism represents 20% of Greece's economy that needs to achieve a good season this year as the number of visitors and revenues lasted last year.

The number of cases increased in recent weeks in the country, requiring the government to render the vaccination of mandatory caregivers and to impose new restrictions, limiting the access of restaurants and clubs - indoor - only. people vaccinated.

The Mayor of Mykonos Konstantinos Kukas felt that the announcement of such measures in the heart of the tourist season was "unfair" and "inappropriate".

"Mykonos can not be the only island where you can not listen to music ... The only thing that will happen is that tourists are going to another island," he said on Facebook.

Measures in Mykonos will come into effect on July 26th.

(Karolina Tagaris, French version Gwénaëlle Barzic)

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