Curfew Violations Reached 1,301 in Greece on Wednesday

ATHENS – The Greek police on Thursday said they had written out 57 fines for unauthorised movement outside the region of residence the previous day.

The violations of the ban on travel were recorded in the regions of Attica (17), in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace (17), in Thessaloniki (13) and in Central Macedonia (10).

Fines of 300 euros were imposed for each of these violations, while police removed the number plates of 13 vehicles for 60 days. Since the start of this measure, a total of 1,398 violations of this type have been confirmed and an equal number of 300-euro fines imposed, while in 890 cases the vehicle number plates have been removed for 60 days.

At the same time, 1,301 fines of 150 euro were imposed throughout Greece on Wednesday for unnecessary movement outside the home. Specifically, there were 545 in Attica, 184 in Thessaloniki, 106 on Crete, 86 in Central Macedonia, 73 in Western Greece, 66 on the Ionian islands, 48 in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, 44 in the Peloponnese, 41 in Thessaly, 41 in the South Aegean, 37 in Central Greece, 20 in Epirus, 6 in the North Aegean and 4 in Western Macedonia.

Since the beginning of the measure, on Monday, March 23, a total of 58,896 violations have been confirmed throughout Greece and an equal number of fines have been imposed.

Also, six violations were confirmed for flouting the ban on the operation of stores and 9 persons were arrested. Since the beginning of the measure, on Thursday, March 12, 547 violations have been confirmed across the country and 526 people have been arrested.

Greek police stressed that inspections continue with undiminished intensity, in order to protect public health.



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