Kalymnos island goes on full lockdown after rise in coronavirus infections

Stricter coronavirus measures will be imposed on Kalymnos island, in the southeast Aegean, as of Thursday, New Year’s Eve, the government said on Wednesday.

The measures go into effect at 06:00 on Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 9.

Kalymnos is one of the areas in which a spike in coronavirus cases has prompted the government to issue warnings for New Year’s celebrations. (While numerically, the cases appear low (12), the ratio of the rise last week was very high, compared to the total population.)

Thus, residents of the island forbidden to leave the island for all but health reasons. In addition, they are to observe an evening curfew from 18:00 every day to 05:00 the next morning.
Religious ceremonies are banned, and retail stores are shut down.

The Region of North Aegean and the municipality of Kalymnos will see to it that residents have all food and necessary supplies they need, such as medicine, and other emergency needs.

The health committee related to the measures will meet on Jan. 9 to decide whether restrictions need to be extended.