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Coronavirus: Restaurant owner, party goers charged in Limassol (updated)

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A restaurant owner and a group of customers and people at two birthday parties at homes, all in Limassol were charged on Saturday night for breaking coronavirus decrees.

The first incident referred to a restaurant in Moni, where three customers were seated, each of whom was given a €300 fine. The owner was fined €750.

Police patrols in the district also found two gatherings in houses, where birthday parties were being celebrated.

In the first house in Mouttayiaka four adults were charged, while five children were also present.

In the second house eight adults were found, all of whom were charged €300.

In the 24 hours until 6am on Sunday 53 of the total 130 people charged for breaking Covid regulations were in Limassol. They were the result of a total of 9,542 police checks.

A police spokesman told the Cyprus News Agency that most of the charges (35) concerned not wearing a mask, followed by moving around without having sent an SMS and moving around after curfew.

In Nicosia 3,217 checks were carried out and 15 fines issued, in Limassol 1,597 checks were carried out and 53 fines issued, in Larnaca 1,355 checks were carried out and 35 charges issued, in Paphos 1,126 checks were carried out and 15 charges issued, in Famagusta 1,180 checks with four fines and in Morphou 800 checks and no fines.

In addition the traffic police carried out 767 checks and issued eight fines.

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