Checks and fines: the police are on guard for the health of citizens

Greece’s police services are conducting intensive checks across the country to take measures to prevent and limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Yesterday, Thursday, May 6, 85,404 checks were carried out across the country, of which 12,241 were at the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Athens.

589 violations were confirmed, 5 arrests were made, 414 fines were imposed for violation of restrictions on movement, in the amount of 300 euros each. In particular:

66 in Thessaloniki, 39 in the North Aegean region, 37 in Attica, 37 in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, 36 in Crete, 34 in Central Greece, 32 in Epirus, 32 in the Peloponnese, 25 in Central Macedonia, 24 in the Ionian Islands, 17 in Thessaly, 15 in Western Greece, 14 in Western Macedonia, 6 in the South Aegean region.

Since the entry into force of the measure (November 7, 2020), 188,820 similar violations have been confirmed.

In the case of recording other violations, such as the prohibition of work, non-use of a mask, identification of a discrepancy in the number of clients per square meter of premises, etc., the following sanctions were imposed:

In Thessaly, 2 people were arrested for violating article 285 of the Criminal Code and a fine of 300 euros for not using a mask. In Central Macedonia, 2 people were arrested for violating article 285 of the Criminal Code and a fine of 300 euros. In Western Greece, arrest and a fine of 1,000 euros for the owner of a catering establishment (violation of Article 285 of the Criminal Code) and a fine of 300 euros for 13 visitors to the establishment. In Central Greece, a fine of 1000 euros for two owners of café-bars with a 15-day suspension of the operation of the establishments. In the Peloponnese, a fine of 1,500 euros for a priest for violating sanitary measures in a church during a divine service.

Fines for gatherings in homes and other related offenses:

In Crete, a fine of 3,000 euros for the organizer of a street rally and the owner of a neighboring business for serving rally participants. In Central Macedonia a fine of EUR 3,000 for the organizer of a private meeting at home (party).

Since the introduction of the new measures, 5,943 similar violations have been confirmed and 1,923 people have been arrested. Public health inspections continue with unrelenting intensity.

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