More than €4 million collected in fines for flouting coronavirus restrictions

Greek Police

According to the Greek Police (ELAS), by April 3rd, the Greek state had collected a total of €4,253,700 in fines issued throughout Greece to citizens for violating the unnecessary movement ban, and the opening of businesses during lockdown.

Since the ban on unnecessary movement was introduced on March 23, authorities recorded 17,358 violations, each of which was fined 150 euros, bringing the total to 2,603,700 euros.

Most of the violations were recorded in the region of Attica, followed by Thessaloniki, the Ionian Islands and Western Greece.

“It is important that the majority of the citizens have complied with the measures taken to avoid and limit the spread of the coronavirus and for this, Greek Police thanks them warmly,” police spokesperson Ioanna Rotziokou said.

She said the measures implemented aim at protecting the health of people and do not serve as ‘punishment’.