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Coronavirus: Nicosia business fined €8,000 after 4,655 nationwide checks


Six businesses and 43 individuals were reported in the last 24 hours for failing to abide by coronavirus measures, police said on Wednesday.

Two business owners in the capital received fines of €8,000 and €500 respectively after staff members or customers were found not having a SafePass, while another business was fined €500 after an employee was found working without a face mask.

In Limassol, two establishments were fined €500 each because the owner was not wearing a face mask.

Police also fined a Paphos-based restaurant for allowing a customer to enter the premises without having proof of a SafePass.

The fines resulted from 4,655 checks nationwide, during which officers also checked individuals for face masks and SafePass.

The majority of checks were carried out in Paphos, were officers conducted 1,098 checks and fined 8 individuals. In Nicosia, officers carried out 781 checks and reported six persons, in Limassol 21 people were reported after 725 checks while in Larnaca 756 checks resulted to one booking. In Famagusta, police carried out 574 checks and fined seven people.

No violations were reported in Morphou after 393 checks, not by the traffic and marine police after 315 and 13 checks respectively.

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