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3,000 violations since lockdown in Greece, mother hides child in car trunk

1,155 citizens across Greece violated the lockdown restrictions alone on the national holiday on March 25, while violations reached almost 3,000 since Monday morning, March 23 when the lockdown was imposed.

According to a press released issued on Thursday, recorded violations of the curfew were: Attica (333), Thessaloniki (124),  the Ionian islands (106), Crete (97), Peloponnese (76), Central Macedonia (73), Epirus (66), Thessaly (65), central Greece (50), South Aegean islands (49), Western Greece (48), Eastern Macedonia and Thrace (47), North Aegean islands (15) and  Western Macedonia (6).

It is noted that a total of 2,950 violations have been recorded since the first day of the measure on Monday, March 23.
Police also made six arrests for the illegal operation of business premises, of which two were in the South Aegean, one in Attica, one in Central Macedonia, one in Epirus and one in the Ionian islands.

A total of 2,950 violations have been recorded since the first day of the lockdown on Monday, March 23.

The fine is 150 euros.

Violators had either no Lockdown Movement Permit or identification papers or they were transporting more than one passenger on their car. Or they were even in another area from the one they had mentioned in their Permit.

A driver was fined with €150 in the center of Athens on Thursday because he had written the Movement Permit on a piece of toilet paper. The fine was imposed because instructions speak of a printed form, an sms or a piece of paper but nowhere is “toilet paper” mentioned.

In Chania, Crete, police stopped a car with a driver, one passenger and one child onboard. During the control police found out that one of the mothers, had hidden her 6-year-old daughter in the trunk of the car. Next to the fine, the mother was also arrested for setting the life of a minor at risk. Restrictions for car transports are very specific, exceptions are not tolerated as the state tries to contain the spread of the virus.

Violating business closure

At the same time, police arrested six business owners on March 25, who had illegally operated their facilities. the number of arrests were two were in South Aegean, one in Attica, one in Central Macedonia, one in Epirus and one in the Ionian islands.

Police said that 273 persons have been arrested in total since March 12, first day of the measure that closed down thousands of cafes, bars, restaurants, retail shops, hairdressers’ and nail bars and others.

Violating house isolation

5,824 people – either travelers who came from abroad or citizens who had contacts with confirmed cases – are in house isolation across the country. 825 people have concluded their 7- or 14-day house isolation.

There have been 1,116 control checks and 92 citizens have been found outside their home. A fine of €5,000 has been imposed and charges have been pressed against them.

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