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Paphos court orders club closure, Napa pub also shut down  

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A Paphos court on Thursday ordered the temporary closure of a nightclub, after it was reported by police to have been operating without a liquor permit and for violating coronavirus-related protocols.

Police had on August 1 determined that the premises were open despite lacking the proper licence from local authorities, and serving alcohol without a liquor permit.

In addition, police reported that customers were being served at the bar, while other customers were dancing, in breach of the decrees relating to the coronavirus measures.

One of the employees was not wearing a face mask.

The judge ordered the premises shut until the case is case goes to court on August 11.

Also on Thursday, a Famagusta district court ordered the shuttering of a pub in Ayia Napa after it was found to be operating without the necessary permits, including without a liquor permit.

Police had checked the pub on two dates – August 2 and August 4 – finding that the establishment was selling alcoholic beverages despite lacking the required permit.

Police requested the judge issue an order temporarily suspending the pub’s operation, until such time as the case goes to trial.

The district court granted the request, ordering the pub shut down until August 10.

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