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Citizens Protection Minister Limits House Parties in Greece to 40 to Curb Virus Spread


Greek Citizens Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis. File Photo

At a meeting today on the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos, Greek Citizens Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis vowed that police authorities in the country would be heightening their enforcement of the many rules and regulations designed to stem the further spread of the coronavirus in the Greek islands.

In the four weeks since July 1, when Greece opened its doors to travelers from much of the rest of the world, there has been a steady increase in the number of positive coronavirus diagnoses, both in travelers from abroad and residents of the country.

Mykonos in particular, of all the Greek islands, was singled out at the beginning of the season when one of the establishments on the international party spot was closed down because its bartenders allowed a crowd to form along the bar.

This time, however, the Citizens Protection Minister announced that it is time for the 100-officer strong police force on the island to step up their enforcement of crowd control regulations inside private homes, where parties may be taking place involving large groups of people.

Chrysochoidis stated that from this point onward, the number of those allowed to attend house parties in Greece will be limited to 40.


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