333 Covid-19 violations in Greece 2

A total of 333 violations of coronavirus preventive measures were registered by Greek Police on Saturday August 1.

From Saturday, Greece made face masks compulsory in all indoor public places.

They were already obligatory on public transport, supermarkets, and shops providing goods and services of all kind etc., but the government brought in stricter measures to try to fight a growing number of clusters of covid-19 cases in the country.

Personal responsibility “was and is the secret success of Greece,” Civil Protection Deputy Minister for Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias said, “and at this stage we must all exhibit the same sense responsibility and awareness.”

According to the announcement released on Sunday, 311 violations concerned not using a face mask and failure to observe adequate social distancing. As a result, fines of €150 were issued.

Some 88 of these violations were observed in Attica, 41 in Thessaloniki, 27 in Crete, 21 in the Ionian islands and 8 in the north Aegean islands.

Another 21 fines were issued to shops and private companies for overcrowding, while a €500 fine was issued to an air passenger for non-completion of the electronic Passenger Locator Form (PLF).

Meanwhile, Greece registered 75 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 2 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Of the new cases, 19 were detected in the Attica region and 15 in the Thessaloniki region.

This raises the total number of cases to 4,662.

1,290 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 2,308 are related to an already known case.

Nine individuals are intubated in hospitals. Their median age is 64 years, while a 66.7% have an underlying health condition or are aged 70 or over.

The country’s pandemic death toll remains at 208.