- Title: Greece in second day of lockdown, 766 violations, say police
- Date: 24th March 2020
- Summary: ATHENS, GREECE (MARCH 24, 2020) (REUTERS) ACROPOLIS HILL EMPTY, WITH CITY QUIET BELOW, AUDIO OF DOGS BARKING PARTHENON TEMPLE ON ACROPOLIS, EMPTY TEMPLE OF ZEUS IN CITY CENTRE, CITY QUIET VARIOUS OF MUNICIPAL WORKER DECONTAMINATING EMPTY BUS STOP, EMPTY SIDEWALKS AND SQUARE IN ATHENS VARIOUS OF POLICE OFFICERS IN MASKS STOPPING VEHICLES AND MOTORCYCLES AND CHECKING FOR SPECIAL PERMITS ON STREETS, PEOPLE SHOWING THEIR PERMITS TO POLICE FROM WINDOWS OF CARS VARIOUS OF EMPTY ATHENS STREETS VARIOUS OF GRAFFITI ON A FENCE IN CENTRAL ATHENS READING (English) "YOU ARE TOUGHER THAN YOU THINK - COVID19"
- Keywords: Greece city coronavirus decontamination lockdown permit police violations
- Reuters ID: LVA001C6EWTON
- Location: ATHENS, GREECE
- City: ATHENS, GREECE
- Country: Greece
- Duration: 00:01:53
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Greece on Tuesday (March 24) entered its second day of a nation-wide lockdown announced by the government to combat coronavirus.
Municipal workers were decontaminating public spaces in the quiet capital, where streets and squares remained virtually empty and the usual hum from heavy traffic could not be heard.
Police forces were back on the street stopping pedestrians and vehicles, checking for special permits required for movement.
Police sources said there had been 766 violations of the measures that restrict the public's movement in the country in the last 24 hours. Twelve small businesses also violated measures prohibiting their operation. Only pharmacies, supermarkets, gas stations, and banks are allowed to continue operating in the country.
Coronavirus cases in Greece reached 743 on Tuesday, up by 48 in the last 24 hours, while deaths reached 20, up by three.
Police continue to conduct patrols with police cars transmitting audio recordings in 10 languages advising people to stay home.
The country's finance minister said on Tuesday Greece's economy will contract this year because of the coronavirus lockdown, but the projected recession will be temporary.
(Production: Vassilis Triandafyllou, Deborah Kyvrikosaios)
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