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Nicosia supermarket fined €8,000 after employee found without a SafePass

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A Nicosia-based supermarket was booked €8,000 after employees were found working without a SafePass, police said on Tuesday.

The fine came after 1,100 checks in the capital during which six people were booked as well as a retail store at a mall was also booked €500 because the manager was working without a SafePass.

In Limassol, two people were booked and one supermarket for failing to check its customers for a SafePass which was fined €1,500 after 285 checks.

Two businesses were also found violating the measures in Paphos after 123 checks. One restaurant was fined €500 after an employee was found working without a face mask and another without a SafePass while the business did not carry out checks for customers’ SafePass.

A bar where employees were found working without a SafePass is expected to appear in court as police discovered the business did not have a music or liquor license.

“Fines are issued according to the health ministry’s decrees based on the size of the establishments,” police said.

Meanwhile, four people were also booked in Larnaca after 428 checks and two in Famagusta following 286 inspections while no people were booked in Morphou after 29 checks.

Traffic police also conducted 171 checks without any bookings.

The checks, totalling 2,422, were carried out between 6am on Monday and 6am on Tuesday.

Police said the main violation among individuals was the failure to wear a face mask.

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