Macedonia

Workers in tourism, food delivery to hold protest in Thessaloniki on Tuesday

Workers in tourism-related businesses and in food delivery services are planning a rally in the northern port city of Thessaloniki and in other parts of the country on Tuesday to demand relief measures from the government after losing their jobs as a result of the coronavirus epidemic.

More than 830 fines of 300 euros issued since stricter penalties enforced

The Hellenic Police (ELAS) issued 106 fines of 300 euros each on Easter Sunday against citizens violating restrictions on movement outside their declared area of residence, in a bid to clamp down on the spread of the coronavirus, particularly to rural parts that are ill-equipped to deal with an outbreak of the disease.

Two more Covid-19 deaths reported in Greece

Two more people died in Greece from Covid-19, bringing the new death toll at 108, according to media reports on Friday.

The first victim was a 92-year-old man who had an underlying illness and was being treated at a hospital in Ptolemaida, western Macedonia.

The second patient was a 78-year-old man in Athens' Sotiria Hospital who also suffered from a pre-existing condition.

Thousands more violations recorded

Inspections by the Hellenic Police (ELAS) on compliance with restrictions introduced by the government last month to curb the spread of the coronavirus continued on Saturday, with thousands more violations recorded, though authorities say that the majority of the population is abiding by the measures.

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