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Coronavirus: Police track down organiser of carnival party (updated)

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A man being sought by police for organising a carnival party in Episkopi last weekend was located at 8am on Friday morning, police said.

According to the police, the 27-year-old has been taken to the CID in Paphos where he is co-operating with officers.

He has admitted to renting a villa in the village to host the party and police are now expecting him to name the other people who attended it. It was held in violation of measures introduced to control the spread of coronavirus.

The police were alerted to the party, held on Saturday night, after someone livestreamed from it on social media.

Around 30 people seem to have gone to the party.

Some of the guests posted videos showing they were having fun on social media.

A livestream by one person led to him being fined on Tuesday.

Police started investigating on Sunday both in Limassol and in Paphos after it emerged the party took place in the Paphos district.

Those present are thought to have paid €20 entry to the party with one drink or €50 for an open bar.

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