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Police records nearly 2,000 violations in a day

The Hellenic Police (ELAS) on Monday recorded 1,998 violations of a lockdown introduced by the government last month to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Most of the transgressions (673) were in Attica, with 193 in Thessaloniki, 171 in Western Greece, 125 on the Ionian islands, 124 in the Peloponnese and 122 on Crete.

Crackdown on ban violators continues as millions send SMS requests

As Greece entered the fourth day of a full lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 on Thursday, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) said that officers recorded 1,155 violations of a ban on unnecessary movement on March 25 and arrested six people for opening their businesses in contravention of government restrictions introduced to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Magnitude 4.3 quake registered off western Greece

A light earthquake was recorded off the coast of western Greece on Thursday morning, according to the the Athens-based Geodynamic Institute.

At approximately 9.30 a.m. local time, a magnitude 4.3 earthquake was recorded 53 kilometres west of the islands of Strofades in the Ionian Sea, at a depth of 15 kilometers.

No damages were reported.

Police record 1,795 lockdown violations in two days

The Hellenic Police (ELAS) announced on Wednesday that on Tuesday they recorded 1,631 violations of a lockdown imposed by the government on Monday to curb the spread of Covid-19.
In all cases, officers imposed a fine of 150 euros on offenders.
A total of 1,795 violations were recorded on Monday and Tuesday, ELAS said.

Man accused of beating wife's ‘ex-lover’ to death

A 54-year-old Greek man faced a prosecutor on Monday charged with the fatal beating of a 40-year-old foreign national on the Ionian island of Ithaki on Saturday.

The alleged perpetrator's 42-year-old wife, who was present at the time of the beating, notified police after finding the 40-year-old dead in a hotel room on Sunday.

More than 30 areas identified for hydrocarbon exploration

Over 30 areas have been identified for hydrocarbon exploration in the Ionian Sea and off the coast of western and southern Crete, the state-run Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA) reported on Sunday.

The map of "plots" was presented by Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management chief Yiannis Basias at an energy conference on the Eastern Mediterranean, ANA-MPA said.