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Greece: 8 Arrested and Thousands Fined for Breach of Virus Restrictions on Tuesday

November 3, 2020

ATHENS — Eight people were arrested, 34 businesses were found to be in violation of restrictions for Covid-19, 210 to have violated curfew and 1,444 fined for not wearing a mask during 47,161 checks by police to enforce restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 throughout the country on Monday.

According to police, there were eight arrests and 28 violations for operating rules by shops and private venues, while the operation of five Attica venues was suspended for admitting an excessive number of customers.

Six businesses were fined 10,000 euros and shut for three days for operating after midnight.

Police also handed out 150-euro fines in 210 cases of curfew violation, of which 138 in Attica, 32 in Central Macedonia, 13 in Eastern Macedonia-Thrace, 12 in Western Macedonia, eight in Thessaloniki, four in Epirus and three in Thessaly.

A further 1,444 fines were handed out for not wearning a mask and not observing minimum distances, of which 594 were in Attica.

The Hellenic Police said that inspections to enforce rules to restrict the spread of the pandemic and protect public health are continuing at an undiminished pace.

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