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Coronavirus: Four businesses, 32 individuals fined for breaking protocols

feature jean not all businesses are sticking to the safepass decree

Police on Thursday said they fined four businesses a total of €7,000 for violating coronavirus protocols as part of 2,570 nationwide checks.

The checks were carried out between 6am on Wednesday and 6am on Thursday.

The largest fine of €4,000 was issued to a Larnaca-based supermarket where the manager was found without a SafePass, a restaurant in the district received a €1,000 fine because an employee did not have a SafePass, while a €1,500 fine was issued to a pub for failure to check whether customers had a SafePass.

In Limassol a café was issued a €500 fine, for a lack of Covid-signage.

As part of the checks, 32 individuals were also fined, mainly for not wearing a face mask, police said.

Seven people were fined in Nicosia after 793 checks, 9 in Limassol after 340 checks, five in Larnaca after 514 checks and five in Paphos after 125 checks. Ten more people were fined in Famagusta after 476 checks while no violations were reported in Morphou after 84 checks.

Traffic police carried out 179 checks without any bookings.

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