Greece imposes bar as well as restaurant time limit in vacationer hotspots after spike in cases

Bars and also restaurants in tourist hotspots of Greece are being bought to close before time after the government implemented a late-night time limit in action to a current spike in coronavirus instances.

The time limit will certainly force establishments to shut from twelve o’clock at night to 7am in preferred locations including Corfu, Rhodes as well as Crete, government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni revealed on Monday.

Greece has apparently end up being the destination of choice for many British holidaymakers after restrictions calling for returning travellers to quarantine for 14 days were positioned on generally prominent Spain.

British visitors do not encounter any kind of quarantine restrictions on returning from Greece, though they are called for by the Greek federal government to complete a Passenger Locator Form ahead of any kind of trips there.

From 17 August, travelers flying to Greece from Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden will all need to supply an adverse Covid examination result, gotten up to 72 hrs prior, to authorities upon arrival. The very same opts for all guests getting in across land from bordering nations.

Ms Peloni introduced the brand-new traveling limitations in a telecasted address together with the twelve o’clock at night time limit for coffee shops, dining establishments and bars; which will likewise cover the tourist hotspots of Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, Larissa, Mykonos, Santorini, Zakynthos and Kos and also remain in place until 23 August.

Greece’s society ministry has actually also closed the Museum of the Ancient Agora, a significant archaeological site in main Athens, for 2 weeks after a cleaner there was diagnosed with coronavirus.

Museum of the Ancient Agora in Athens will certainly be shut for two weeks due to a team infection (Getty)

A ministry statement claimed the museum would be thoroughly decontaminated, while the real website of the Ancient Agora, which was the management, social as well as political centre of the ancient city, will certainly continue to be open.

The new steps are being brought in to tackle a spike in coronavirus cases, which Greece’s health priest Vasilis Kikilias suggested was being driven by people not observing social distancing as well as health regulations.

Daily instance numbers have actually been rising sharply since completion of July in Greece. A record daily number was reported on Monday with 202 new situations, according to World Health Organisation data, far overtaking the previous document of 156 which was set in April.

Writing on Twitter in advance of the announcement of brand-new restrictions, Mr Kikilias claimed: “I call once more on the youth as well as the people that do not observe the fundamental personal protection … to consider their responsibilities towards the vulnerable groups, the rest of our fellow-countrymans and also the nation.”

Greece has actually seen some 5,749 Covid cases and 213 fatalities given that the pandemic started.

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