Disinfectants causing toll jams

With the lifting of the ban on regional travel, there were, as expected, tailbacks at toll stations in Athens and Thessaloniki last weekend, which were, however, exacerbated by the fact that a growing number of drivers paid using cards rather than cash, and because many made excessive use of disinfectants during transactions.

Masks and antiseptics seized

The General Secretariat for Trade and Consumer Protection of the Ministry of Development and Investment has announced the seizure of thousands of surgical masks and antiseptics, in the context of 144 nationwide inspections from April 27 to May 2, during which 12 violations were confirmed.

Greeks stocking up on antiseptic, rice and pasta

It appears Greek consumers will have rice and pasta in their pantries for several months to come, while supermarket data on the sale of flour suggests they are preparing to start baking their own bread. At the same time, sales of antiseptic tissues rose about eightfold in the week when the first coronavirus cases were reported in Greece, which explains the recent shortage.