Twenty more arrested for ignoring store opening ban

Twenty more arrested for ignoring store opening ban

Officers announced on Friday that 20 business owners around Greece had been arrested for disregarding a ban on the operation of their businesses, which is part of a series of government measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

Those detained were operating retail stores, hair salons, cafes, restaurants, tavernas, florists and souvlaki restaurants, police said.

Since the ban was introduced on March 12, a total of 194 individuals have been nabbed, while authorities have recorded 184 violations of related measures.

Separately, police on Friday detained nine foreign nationals in a ground-floor apartment in the Athens neighborhood of Zografou that had been operating as a makeshift mosque for violating laws aimed at curbing the spread of the virus.

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