A Spanish student who hosted a large party in Thessaloniki, a city in northern Greece, on Wednesday was handed a suspended sentence and hefty fine for breaking the country’s lockdown rules.
The 21-year-old exchange student, who claimed she was unaware of Greece’s lockdown rules after being in the country for only a month, threw a large party with 52 guests in her home.
After her neighbors called the authorities, the host of the party was arrested and was hit with a massive fine of 3,000 euros (about $3,500) for breaking Greece’s anti-virus rules.
In accordance with Greece’s coronavirus restrictions, all 52 guests at the party were handed a fine of 300 euros ($350).
The Spanish student, who was found guilty of violating Greece’s strict lockdown rules by a court on Wednesday, was given a sentence of six months and ten days in jail, which will be suspended for three years.
Lockdown party as Greece records high Covid-19 numbers
Greece identified a total of 3,616 cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday.
The current figure marks 724 fewer instances of Covid-19 than the 4,340 cases diagnosed in Greece on Monday, which was the highest number of cases recorded in one day in the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
The total number of patients being treated with intubation, which involves placing a tube down a patient’s throat to assist breathing, has reached 739 in Greece.
This figure is two fewer than Tuesday’s record of 741 patients undergoing the invasive treatment.
Tragically, 76 people suffering from the coronavirus passed away in the country over the past 24-hour period, representing the highest number of deaths recorded in a single day this year.