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Coronavirus: Four businesses fined €5,000 after 3,499 checks


Four businesses were fined a total of €5,000 in the last 24 hours for violating coronavirus measures, police said early on Monday.

The fines concerned a Famagusta-based business which was booked for €3,000 for allowing customers to dance, while another establishment in Nicosia was fined €1,000 after the manager was found working without a SafePass.

Police also booked two businesses in Larnaca for €500 each after they found employees working without a facemask.

Apart from the businesses, 31 individuals were also booked across the island after 3,499 checks.

Ten people were booked in Famagusta after 571 checks, seven in Nicosia following 1,493 inspections, six in Larnaca after 704 checks and five in Limassol after 205 checks. Three people were also booked in Paphos after 288 checks.

No violations were reported by officers in Morphou after 51 checks nor by traffic, marine and port police following 168 and 19 checks respectively.

Most people were booked for not wearing a facemask, police said.

The checks were carried out between 6am on Sunday and 6am on Monday.

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