There are 11 areas in Greece close to "red alert" status due to the rising rate of coronavirus infections and the government is considering tighter local lockdowns, Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias said Wednesday.
Apart from the Western Attica regional unit, all others are in central and northern Greece.
A total of 3,309 speeding offenses and 62 violations regarding safety precautions for the transport of children were confirmed by traffic police during inspections conducted nationwide from May 4 to 10, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) said on Tuesday.
More specifically, a total of 17,320 vehicles were inspected by 957 traffic police units.
Three patients who were infected with the new coronavirus died in the past 12 hours, bringing Greece's death toll from the ongoing epidemic to 46.
A 79-year-old man died in the early hours of Tuesday at the Bodosakeio Hospital of Ptolemaida in the northern region Kozani, one of the harder hit parts of Greece.
One more person died in Greece on Friday from complications related to the novel coronavirus bringing the total number to seven, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.
The victim is an 85-year-old man with serious underlying health problems who was being treated at the Mamatsio Hospital in Kozani, northern Greece, the report said.
Two villages in western Macedonia were quarantined on Monday where authorities have recorded in the past few days three deaths from the new coronavirus and more than 10 infections, according to the General Secretariat of Civil Protection.
The villages, Damaskinia and Dragasia, are located between the towns of Kozani and Kastoria.