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26 construction sites closed after 564 inspections this week

Labour inspectors on Friday closed down four construction sites for failure to implement decrees to prevent the spread of coronavirus  — two in Limassol, one in Paphos and one in Larnaca.

Overall, they carried out 726 inspections of which 650 on shops where they found satisfactory level of compliance, although there were cases where there was a lack of signage.

They also carried out 76 inspections of construction sites where they found a moderate level of compliance.

Some did not have the required hygiene facilities, workers were not wearing masks where required, were no observing distancing rules and had not been briefed about protective measures. In four cases, construction sites were ordered to cease operations.

Since Monday, there have a total of 3,724 inspections of which  3,160 of shops and 564 of construction sites. A total of 26 construction sites were ordered to cease operations because of serious violations.

Inspections will continue and if necessary penalties will be imposed as per the law (out of of court fines, prosecution and immediate cessation of operations), the Labour Ministry added..

 

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