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Coronavirus: Business owners fined for allowing dancing, working without SafePass


In the 24 hours leading up to 6am on Sunday, police carried out a total of 2,980 checks around the island, charging a total of 13 individuals and 11 businesses.

In Limassol the owner of a kiosk was fined €1,000 for not checking that people entering had a SafePass. The owner of a supermarket was fined the same amount for allowing too many people into the shop.

A further two businesses were fined €1,000 and €500 because people were found on the premises without a SafePass.

The owner of a venue was also fined €500 because she had allowed people to dance.

Meanwhile in Paphos, files against two betting shops and one bar was sent to court for violating the coronavirus decrees.

An employee without a SafePass was working in one of the betting shops without wearing a mask, while there was no announcement of how many people were allowed inside and computers had not been put far enough apart.

In the second betting shop a worker again had no mask or SafePass, and there was no sign indicating how many people were allowed inside.

The bar had no ventilation system and was working without the relevant licences.

A third betting shop was fined €500 because there was no antiseptic at the door and the temperature of staff was not being taken.

A fast food outlet was also fined €500 because an employee was working without a SafePass.

Of all the checks 1,745 were for carrying a SafePass.

Most of the fines against individuals were for not wearing a facemask.


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