Greek Citizen Protection Minister Mihalis Chrysohoidis on Wednesday warned that strict measures may have to be imposed on Ios following an escalation of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on the island.
Speaking to SKAI radio station, the minister said that more than 30 police officers will be transfered to Ios from Attica tomorrow in order to better control the situation.
According to the minister, professionals on the island are not following the country’s health and safety measures to the fullest.
Regarding what measures would be imposed, the minister did not go into specifics. However, it is expected for them to be similar to those imposed for 10 days recently on Mykonos (overnight curfew and 24-hour music ban).
Although the Covid-19 restrictive measures on Mykonos have been lifted, reports say that the so-called “corona parties” – which have been blamed for spreading the virus on the island – are still secretly taking place.
Minister Chrysohoidis told SKAI that some of the parties are private gatherings while others are (private) paid events. In any case, the minister said the parties were “criminal acts” that were leading to the spread of Covid-19.
On Monday, Chrysohoidis said that efforts will be made to crack down on the private parties held in villas on Mykonos.