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Coronavirus: Larnaca club shut down, 11 citizens and seven businesses booked

Υπουργός Μεταφορών, Υφυπουργός Έρ

A night club owner in Larnaca was ordered to suspend operations after police found it violated COVID-19 measures. The police fined a total of 11 citizens and seven businesses, according to a press release issued Sunday.

A total of 1,924 checks were conducted in the past 24 hours and 1,201 of those checks were related to safepass. Most of the citizens were fined because they did not have a protective face mask.

As regards the fines to establishments these referred to employees and/or managers who did not have a safepass or did not wear a face mask.In Nicosia the manager of a kiosk was ordered to pay a €500 fine because he was working without a safepass. In Limassol a hair salon was issued a €1,000 fine as the owner did not have a safepass and a face mask.In Larnaca the night club which was ordered to suspend operations was serving 300 customers instead of 200 according to the protocol. In addition, drinks were served at the bar and there was dancing on the dance floor. The case will be filed in court on Monday.Also, an employer of a hair salon was handed a €500 fine because an employee did not wear a face mask. In Famagusta, a bar owner was fined €500 because he allowed entrance to a customer without a safepass.Three establishments were fined in Paphos and two cases will be brought to court. The third establishment was fined €750 as the manager and an employee were working without a face mask and a safepass and they failed to check customers for a safepass, to check their temperature and there was no proper signing at the entrance.

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