Greece collected more than €4m in fines for curfew violationsEuropost
Greece’s police have been imposing fines on individuals and businesses violating the lockdown for several days now, Greek media reported. The total amount of fines imposed throughout Greece until 3 April amounted to 4,253,700 euros for violations related to the traffic ban or the suspension of store operations within the framework of measures taken to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.
From 23 March, when the measure banning unnecessary exits from home was implemented, some 17,358 violations were confirmed throughout the country and fines of 150 euros were imposed. The most violations occurred in Attica, followed by Thessaloniki, the Ionian Islands, and Western Greece. A significant part of the amount collected from the fines will be allocated in favor of strengthening the country’s National Health System.
The Greek authorities are mulling over stricter curfew measures across the country and have already announced the closure of popular waterfront promenades in the cities of Thessaloniki, Volos, and Patras. The shutdown will continue at least until 27 April.