This is the Greek capital as you’ve likely never seen it before– devoid of people and traffic.
The video, captured by Euronews, was shot on April 2, 2020, during a mandatory lockdown imposed by the Greek government to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
Compared to many other countries, Greece imposed its lockdown measures early, a fact that’s helped keep cases down in the country, compared with other European nations.
Under the lockdown regulations, anyone wishing to go outdoors must have a form or must have sent a text message to a central number that responds with approval.
People are allowed to leave their homes to work, visit a doctor or bank, buy food or medication, attend the funeral of a direct relative, provide help to someone in need, exercise or walk a pet, with police issuing fines to anyone violating the rules.
Deserted Athens on coronavirus lockdown
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