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Coronavirus: Five businesses booked after 2,714 checks

File photo In one case, a 27-year-old driver was found to have turned his vehicle into a police patrol car installed with flashing lights and police sirens.
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Five businesses in Nicosia and Paphos were booked for violating coronavirus measures as part of the daily checks, police said on Tuesday.

Three Nicosia-based establishments were fined, including one where the manager did not have a SafePass and was booked for a €500, another cafeteria was booked for failing to check its customers for a SafePass while a third business was fined for allowing an employee to work without a SafePass.

Two more businesses were fined in Paphos for €500 each, for failing to abide by the health protocols, including the face mask mandate, police said.

The fines came after 2,714 nationwide checks between 6am on Monday and 6am on Tuesday, during which 20 individuals were also booked.

Most people, nine, were booked in Famagusta after 384 checks, six in Nicosia after 1,234 checks, four in Limassol following 482 checks and two in Paphos after 265 checks.

One person was also fined in Larnaca after 482 checks, while no violations were reported in Morphou following 27 checks.

Traffic, marine and port police also conducted 111 and 15 inspections respectively, without any bookings.

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