ATHENS— Portugal will make mask-wearing compulsory within the decks of ferries cruising to its islands, increasing the requirement beyond indoor general public spaces, after a sudden within coronavirus infections that could place its crucial tourism time of year at risk.

Portugal reported 110 new situations on Saturday, its greatest single-day increase in several weeks. An additional 75 confirmed cases had been reported on Sunday.

Last week Greece produced mask-wearing mandatory in all interior public spaces and also within outdoor spaces where correct social distancing cannot be noticed.

The government can also be considering further curbs.

“ Compliance using this measure is crucial to avoid a lot more drastic measures that would decrease passenger-load limits on boats, ” government spokesman Stelios Petsas told reporters.

The new measure should go into effect from Wednesday until Aug. 18, because the summer holiday season hits the peak.

A holiday in greece has so far confirmed four, 662 COVID-19 instances and 208 deaths, a comparatively low number compared with numerous European countries, after imposing the lockdown in the spring.

But rates happen to be creeping up after a lull from late May in order to late July.

Cyprus said on Weekend it would introduce compulsory examining for all arrivals from A holiday in greece from Aug. 6. The particular eastern Mediterranean island will be thought to be the first country in order to require tests on landings from Greece since the lockdown eased.

“ It is a decision which individually I don’ t realize, I believe it is wrong at least I don’ t understand the criteria on which it was dependent, ” Greek Tourism Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Harry Theocharis told Parapolitika radio.

“ I hope there will be some sort of conversation, some understanding between epidemiologists from both sides, ” he said, adding that will Greece is a safe nation.

Tourism is really a key driver of Greece’ s economy which is noticed shrinking up to 10 percent this season and is slowly emerging from the decade of debt turmoil. Greece is a popular holiday place to go for thousands of Cypriots.

By George Georgiopoulos