124 fines issued for unauthorized travel, seven arrests over store openings


Greek Police (ELAS) on Wednesday slapped 124 fines for unauthorized movement outside of the area residence on the previous day, data showed.

The violations were recorded in the regions of Attica (32), Central Macedonia (26), Thessaloniki (16) Western Macedonia (14), Thessaly (9), Western Greece (8), Central Greece (7), Eastern Macedonia and Thrace (24), Epirus (2), the Peloponnese (2), Crete (2) and one in Southern Aegean. Each person paid a 300-euro fine.

Officers also removed the number plates of 48 vehicles for 60 days for owners who vilated a ban on travel.

Since the start of the measure last month, a total of 381 violations of this type have been confirmed, while in 213 cases the number plates were removed for 60 days.

At the same time, police imposed 2,163 fines of 150 euro throughout Greece on Tuesday for unnecessary movement outside the home.

There were 789 in Attica, 216 in Thessaloniki, 148 in the Southern Aegean, 145 in Western Greece, 135 in the Ionian Islands, 121 on Crete, 118 in the Peloponnese, 112 in Central Macedonia, 101 in Central Greece, 83 in the Southern Aegean, 64 in Thessaly, 62 in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, 49 in Epirus and 20 in Western Macedonia.

Authorities have recorded 40,034 violations throughout Greece since the measure took effect on March 23, and an equal number of fines have been issued.

Finally, officers arrested seven people in the last 24 hours for flouting the ban on the operation of stores.