Nicosia woke up to empty streets and shuttered shops as the decree restricting movement to the absolute essential took effect at 6 pm on Tuesday.
March 25, anniversary of Greek Independence, would normally have seen streets teeming with life.
Instead, parades have been cancelled and everyone told to stay home as Cyprus tries to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Eleftheria Square has closed and police are checking the documents of those in the area.
A total of 124 people have tested positive for Covid-19 and three have died.
Photos by Christos Panagides