A Nicosia shopping mall was fined €16,000 after a customer was found inside the premises without a SafePass, police said on Wednesday.

The fine came after 1,062 checks in the capital, during which eight people and two more businesses were also booked.

A supermarket was fined €8,000 for failing to check its customers for a SafePass, while another retail store was also booked for the same amount after an employee was found working without a SafePass.

The checks were part of 2,223 checks carried out in the government-controlled areas between 6am on Tuesday and 6am on Wednesday.

During 135 checks in Limassol, a greengrocer was fined €1,500 for not checking customers for a SafePass.

Three people were booked in Famagusta after 243 checks and one in Larnaca after 464 checks.

No violations were reported in Paphos and Morphou after 63 and 151 checks respectively.

Traffic police also carried out 105 checks without any bookings.