Greek Bar Fined 5,000 Euros for COVID-19 Violation, Defying Curfew

ATHENS – Relentless in trying to enforce COVID-19 health measures aimed at preventing the spread of the Coronavirus, Greek police are going hard after businesses staying open past midnight, fining one 5,000 euros ($5835.)

The establishment, as usual, wasn't identified as Greek privacy laws protect even those who've broken laws but was said to be in the Greek capital, the fine coming a few days after another was fined 3,000 ($3501.)

The bar was also ordered to close for three days under laws that can bring fines that can reach 10,000 ($11,670) along with 150 euros ($175.05) for people who refuse to wear masks or stay a social distance of at least 1.5 meters (4.92 feet) apart where it's possible. 

Squads from the Attica Police Headquarters (GADA) carried out 19,986 inspections on Oct. 28 in Attica alone, police said, a day when cases hit a record ,

Officers registered a total of 438 violations of rules stipulating the mandatory use of face masks in public areas and 91 violations of a public curfew between 12.30 a.m. and 5 a.m.

Similar checks are being carried out in all regions where nighttime curfews and the mandatory use of face masks have been imposed to contain the spread of the virus, said Kathimerini, although the government is losing the containment fight.


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