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Greek Police Fine 1,684 for Not Wearing Masks and Social Distancing on Saturday

November 1, 2020

ATHENS — Seventy-nine violations related to the operation of shops and private companies were recorded on Saturday, as well as 601 violations of curfew and 1,684 instances of not wearing a mask, during a total of 49,370 inspections carried out by the Greek police across the country, in the context of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Regarding the 601 violations of the curfew between 00:30 and 5:00, an equal number of fines of 150 euros were imposed, of which 399 were in Attica, 53 in Thessaloniki, 50 in East Macedonia, 50 in Central Macedonia, 16 in Thessaly, 10 in Central Greece, 16 in Thessaly, 13 in West Macedonia, 10 in Epirus.

Regarding the 1,684 fines for not wearing a mask or not observing required distancing measures, an equal number of 150-euro fines were imposed; 680 in Attica, 183 in Thessaloniki, 112 in Central Greece, 72 in Thessaly, 90 in the Ionian Islands, 160 in Central Macedonia, 43 in Crete, 138 in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, 37 in the Peloponnese, 43 in Western Macedonia, 11 in the North Aegean, 43 in Western Greece, 36 in Epirus and 41 in the South Aegean.

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

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