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Greece enters a three week lockdown

Greece enters a three week lockdown

by YCPress

On the evening of November 7, local time, the latest Coronavirus Pandemic report issued by the Ministry of Health of Greece stated that in the past 24 hours, there were 34 new deaths from Coronavirus Pandemic in Greece, a record high in a single day since the outbreak at the end of February.

Starting at 6 a.m. local time on November 7, Greece has entered a three-week lockdown. Many Greeks worry that it will be difficult to control the Pandemic through the three-week lockdown, and the lockdown period may continue to be extended.

On the 7th, most industries across Greece entered a state of suspension. Pedestrians and vehicles cannot be on the road without special reasons. 

In the center of Athens, there are only empty streets in the noisy downtown area of ​​the past, and there are more police officers on duty than pedestrians. 

In 38 important locations in the city of Athens, the police have set up checkpoints, and they continue to check vehicles and pedestrians.

Greece enters a three week lockdown

The Deputy Minister of Citizen Protection of Greece, Hadalias, warned that anyone who abuses the declaration to leave home will face a heavier fine than it was during the first lockdown. 

According to regulations, if you leave home without a reasonable reason, or don’t wear a mask, or do not maintain sufficient social distance, you will be fined 300 euros. 

This amount is twice the amount of fines imposed on each offender during the first full ban in Greece from mid-March to early May this year; false declarations or use of false work certificates will be fined 500 euros; as for violations of the blockade Companies that have implemented anti-Pandemic measures will face fines ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 euros.

On the evening of November 7th, the Ministry of Civil Protection of Greece issued a warning text message through the 112 emergency hotline, requesting people from all walks of life to strictly abide by various blockade restrictions.