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Coronavirus: Checks on workplaces see three fined

ΑΝΟΙΞΑΝ ΤΑ ΚΟΥΡΕΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΑ ΚΟΜΜΩΤΗΡΙΑ

Health authorities inspected 1,137 businesses to ensure compliance with Covid screening guidelines and protocols and issued three fines, it was announced on Monday.

In a written statement, the ministry said the businesses, checked between February 1 and February 5, employed 3,701 workers.

Under the health decree, 20 per cent of staff in businesses that employ ten or more people must be tested every week while those that opened on February 1 Monday had to test their entire staff before that.

The ministry said it had checked 619 hairdressers and barber shops with 1,173 staff, 152 beauticians and 200 staff, 231 supermarkets with 2,024 workers, and 135 kiosks with 304 workers.

Employers were urged to fully comply with the decrees, as the health services continued their checks.

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