Easter: a fine of 1,500 euros for the priest and 300 euros for fifteen believers

During the inspections carried out by the authorities on Holy Saturday, May 1, competent audit services issued fines totaling 159,300 euros for violating measures to protect against the spread of coronavirus.

There were also two arrests. In total, 90,850 inspections were carried out and 532 cases of violations were recorded, mainly for the lack of a mask and travel documents, non-compliance with special rules for doing business and quarantine measures. Unauthorized gatherings of citizens were also dispersed, including at the church.

Typical cases:

ΕΛ.ΑΣ made two arrests for violations related to the special working conditions of companies and the organization of private gatherings (parties). ΕΛ.ΑΣ proceeded to arrest and issue a fine of 3,000 euros on the owner of the diner (for violating quarantine measures) and imposed a fine of 300 euros on three customers who were in the catering premises during the check. The Greek police issued a € 1,000 fine on the hairdresser for working during the hours when everything was supposed to be closed. ΕΛ.ΑΣ issued a € 1,500 fine to a clergyman for violating the protocol of protection against covid during a worship service, and also imposed a € 300 fine on fifteen believers who were in the temple. ΕΛ.ΑΣ proceeded to arrest and impose a fine of 3000 euros on the organizer of a private meeting (party) in the house and fined eight of its participants (city of Thessaloniki) 300 euros. ΕΛ.ΑΣ fined 1 traveler who did not fill out the electronic PLF (Passenger Locator Form). The Coast Guard imposed fines totaling € 900 on citizens for not wearing masks and traveling illegally around the country.

Control over the movement of vehicles and those who travel by ships and airplanes during the Easter holidays continues. According to the results of checks carried out at toll road points (diode), 1,143 drivers were forced to return back, since they did not have the documents necessary for movement.

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