Five nightclubs in Attica closed for violating pandemic rules 2

Five nightclubs in Attica were ordered to close over the weekend after raids on Friday night conducted by units of the Hellenic Police and the Development Ministry’s General Secretariat for Trade and Consumer Protection, established that the businesses were not adhering to the new rules set out by the government.

The businesses, located in the port city of Piraeus and the Kerameikos and Gazi districts of central Athens, were fined a total of 15,000 euros, according to police sources who did not specify how long they would have to remain closed for.

On Thursday night, the first and last party for the summer season was held at a beach bar in Alimos, located in the Athens Riviera, after more than 1,000 people gathered to party. The beach bar was imposed with a two-month lockout and a fine of €20,000.

Earlier this week, Elias Mossialos, Professor in Health Policy and Head of Department at the London School of Economics stated that some citizens in Mykonos took the virus for granted, as they partied on the cosmopolitan island and ignored the government imposed safety measures. As a result, at ‘Alemagou’, a well-known beach bar on Ftelia Beach, inspectors imposed a “lockout” of 60 days, until the beginning of August, and a fine of €20,000 to the owners, for non-compliance with public safety regulations, according to SKAI.