New “restrictive measures” imposed for entire Chania region

Announced on Monday 24th August, and effective from 6am, Tuesday 25th August, Greece’s Civil Protection has imposed extra measures in the prefecture of Chania, against the spread of coronavirus.

The decision follows an extraordinary meeting at the Civil Protection Operations Center and it on the new epidemiological data that have emerged in Chania.

The press release notes that the restrictions are imposed “for urgent reasons to address a serious risk to public health and in particular to limit the spread of the effects of COVID-19 disease.

The measures are the following:

– All events suspended. Includes parties, trade fairs, religious processions, open markets, etc.

– Gatherings of more than 9 people are forbidden, for any reason, both in public and in private.

– Maximum of 4 diners allowed per table in restaurants. In the case of first-degree relatives, up to 6 are allowed.

– The use of mask is now mandatory both outdoors and indoors.

– The ban on the operation of all catering facilities (bars, restaurants etc) is still in force from 12 midnight to 7am the next morning.

The restrictive measures are valid for 7 days: 6am on Tuesday, 25th August – 6am Tuesday, 1st September.

During the week 16th – 23rd August, a total of 33 coronavirus infections were reported in Chania.

The press release from the Civil Protection Operations Center can be read here (in greek):