Greece: 1 Arrest and 260 Violations of Curfew Measures Recorded on Sunday

October 26, 2020

ATHENS — The Greek police arrested one person and recorded a total of 16 violations concerning the out-of-hours operation of venues on Sunday, along with 260 violations of the 00:30 to 5:00 curfew and 1,106 instances of non-use of mandatory face masks. Sunday was the second day of the tougher new restrictions imposed in many parts of Greece to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

In particular, the Greek police reported that in 49,206 checks nationwide, they took action for:

– A total of 260 violations of the 00:30 to 05:00 curfew, imposing fines of 150 euros in each case, as follows: 179 in Attica, 31 in Thessaloniki, 24 in Western Greece, 12 in Thessaly, eight in Epirus, three on Crete and three in Western Macedonia.

– A total of 25 violations of rules related to the operation of stores and private companies, leading to suspension of operation in five cases.

– Sixteen violations, also leading to one arrest and one fine of 10,000 euros, relating to the operation of venues after 24:00.

– One instance of an individual not completing the electronic Passenger Locator Form.

– A total of 1,106 instances of failing to use a face mask and observe social distancing measures, with an equal number of 150-euro fines imposed, as follows: 539 in Attica, 205 in Thessaloniki, 77 in Central Macedonia, 61 in Thessaly, 51 in Central Greece, 37 in the Northern Aegean, 26 in Western Greece, 25 in Crete, 24 in Epirus, 15 in Eastern Macedonian and Thrace, 14 in the Southern Aegean, 13 in the Peloponnese, 10 in the Ionian Islands and 9 in Western Macedonia.

According to the Greek police, the inspections continue with undiminished intensity for the protection of public health.



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