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Adamou will ask police to probe Cypra operator’s failure to appear at parliament

Adamos Adamou
House president Adamos Adanou (Photo Christos Theodorides)

House president Adamos Adamou said Wednesday he will be asking the police to investigate a report filed by an MP against the owner of an embattled slaughterhouse who failed to show up in parliament last week, claiming he had come into contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus.

Green party MP Giorgos Perdikis reported Cypra owner Giorgos Georgiou for refusing to appear before the House labour committee claiming he was a close contact and had to self-isolate after around 100 staff at the facility tested positive for the virus.

However, the next day, November 18, Georgiou was arrested by police along with several workers found at the facility without permits.

The Cypra owner, who is the husband of the state treasurer, eventually appeared in parliament on Tuesday, with his lawyer.

He conceded that he was not a close contact but argued that the contact tracing unit had asked everyone at the facility to self-isolate. Georgiou, nevertheless, disobeyed the unit and went to the facility, as he claimed, to check the refrigerators, which were full of meat products, and do some other work.

He said he never came into contact with anyone and after doing the rounds he locked himself in the office.

Adamou said he will be writing to police to request a prove into the matter to determine whether any offences had been committed.

The House president said he would be attaching Perdikis’ report to the letter.

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