A Nicosia bar was fined €4000 for letting in customers without a SafePass as part of police checks on compliance with protocols to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Tuesday.
The bar was one of eight establishments and 18 members of the public that were found to be in violation of the decrees after 2,013 checks in the 24 hours ending at 6.00 am on Tuesday.
There were 564 checks in Nicosia, with four members of the public and three premises booked. In Limassol, 259 checks led to six individuals and two business premises fined while in Larnaca three individuals and two premises were fined after 456 checks. Police in Paphos booked two individuals and one business after carrying out 197 checks, in Famagusta there were 341 checks with three individuals booked and in the Morphou area no violations were reported after 142 checks.
Traffic police carried out 144 checks. No violations were reported.
Police handed down a total of €8250 in fines to business managers – the biggest, a €4000 fine issued to a Nicosia bar. Two Nicosia shops were fined €500 because an employee in each case did not have a SafePass.
In Limassol, a €500 fine was handed down to a supermarket and a mini market where the managers did not have a SafePass. In Larnaca a shop where an employee was found not to have a SafePass was fined €500 and another €1000 for the same offence. Finally, a Paphos restaurant was fined €750 because the manager did not have a SafePass and was not wearing the mask properly.