Greek Police Report 1,232 Fines for Breaking Lockdown Rules on Friday

April 26, 2020

ATHENS – The Greek police on Sunday said they had written out 42 fines for unauthorised movement outside the region of residence on the previous day, Saturday.

The violations of the ban on travel were recorded in the regions of Attica (19), Central Macedonia (18), Thessaloniki (3), Western Greece (1), and in the South Aegean (1).

Fines of 300 euros were imposed for these violations, while police also removed the number plates of 28 vehicles for 60 days. Since the start of the measure, a total of 1,176 violations of this type have been confirmed and an equal number of 300-euro fines imposed, while in 759 cases the vehicle number plates have been removed for 60 days.

At the same time, 1,232 fines of 150 euro were imposed throughout Greece on Saturday for unnecessary movement outside the home. Specifically, there were 378 in Attica, 212 in Thessaloniki, 133 on Crete, 93 in Western Greece, 90 in Central Macedonia, 68 on the Ionian islands, 60 in the Peloponnese, 40 in Thessaly, 38 in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, 38 in the North Aegean, 35 in Central Greece, 23 in Epirus, 19 in the South Aegean and five in Western Macedonia.

Since the beginning of the measure, on Monday, March 23, a total of 53,009 violations have been confirmed throughout Greece and an equal number of fines have been imposed.

Also, eight violations were confirmed for flouting the ban on the operation of stores and six were arrested. Since the beginning of the measure, on Thursday, March 12, 520 violations have been confirmed across the country and 497 people have been arrested.

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


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