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Coronavirus: Nicosia betting shops fined €3,500 for allowing entry without a SafePass

Υπουργός Μεταφορών, Υφυπουργός Έρ

Three betting shops in Nicosia were booked for a total of €3,500 for allowing customers in the premises without a SafePass, police said on Thursday.

The fines were issued following 1,323 checks in the capital, during which a kiosk was also fined for €500 where the manager was found working without a valid SafePass.

Five people were also booked for violating coronavirus measures in Nicosia.

The checks were part of 2,449 checks in the government-controlled areas carried out between 6am on Wednesday and 6am on Thursday.

Police said 143 checks were conducted in Limassol, where three people were fined as well as a bakery which received a €4,000 fine for failing to check its customers for a SafePass.

In Paphos, two people were fined as well as a tavern which, among other violations, did not carry out SafePass checks while the manager was also working without a SafePass and was booked for €750 after 134 checks.

Larnaca police also carried out 378 checks and fined one person, while Famagusta officers booked two individuals after 244 checks.

Morphou officers carried out 108 checks without reporting any violations.

Traffic, marine and port police also conducted 107 and six checks respectively without any bookings.

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

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