the music stops on Greece’s occasion island

On the Greek occasion island Mykonos on Saturday (July 17) evening, one thing was missing.

Authorities have banned songs in cafes, dining places and bars, as properly as imposed a 7 days-prolonged nighttime curfew from 1am til 6am.

[UK tourist Camilla Pierce saying:] “We only received in this article a couple of times in the past and now nothing is open so now our vacation has been ruined.”

The constraints have been brought in to have what has been explained as a “worrying” neighborhood outbreak of COVID-19.

But the decision, immediately after the global wellbeing disaster brought on a collapse in customer numbers last 12 months, has still left organization affiliation head Irakilis Zisimopoulos fuming.

“They decide to wipe out the financial state of the island at a most vital time of the calendar year. We have a large amount of cancellations, promptly, folks go away from the island, and it will be a disaster for us and our employees.”

Greece relies upon on tourism for a fifth of its financial state and Mykonos is 1 of its most well-liked destinations.

It’s standing for all-evening partying lures a lot more than a million visitors every 12 months, like Hollywood stars, styles and leading athletes.

For Jesus Marino, it was the ideal area to shell out his birthday.

“There is no music, so there is no celebration, makes me so sad, convey again the songs make sure you, make sure you, be sure to, be sure to.”

Infections have risen throughout Greece in modern weeks – together with on Mykonos wherever health and fitness authorities recorded 37 new conditions on Saturday.

It’s been averaging close to the same range more than the final 7 times.

In the early hours of Sunday (July 18) the generally bustling streets of Mykonos were being tranquil as unhappy vacationers, like Sarah and Dina, leave.

[Saudi Arabian tourist Sarah, saying:] “We arrived here to celebration.”

[Saudi Arabian tourist Dina, saying:] “So bye Mykonos.”