Greece’s Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis is holding a series of meetings on Wednesday with officials on the island of Mykonos, where he has been since Tuesday afternoon.
The focus of the Minister’s meetings will be on policing and security issues on the island. Long a hangout of the rich and famous and those who want to see and be seen, Mykonos experienced problems while reopening this year at the very outset of the season.
At that time, a seaside bar was forced to close after it allowed a large crowd to form near the bartender, in violation of the social distancing rules that were in place at the time.
The police department of Mykonos that is now being created has been beefed up with almost 100 officers, who will serve there this summer at the height of the tourist season. The issue of police checks to prevent the spread of coronavirus will be raised during Chrisochoidis’ meetings today as well.
The Minister is planning to meet with the mayor of Mykonos and the deputy regional governor, as well as MPs for the Cyclades Islands.