News Local Coronavirus: Recreational centres slam measure setting 75 person limit

Coronavirus: Recreational centres slam measure setting 75 person limit

Recreational centres have slammed a government decision to limit indoor gatherings to 75 people as rushed, improvised and unilateral.

Fanos Leventis of the Pancyprian Association of Recreational Centres told  philenews on Wednesday that the government’s decision was a blow to members.

Leventis pointed to contradictory remarks between the Health Minister – who said failure to comply was a criminal offence and the government spokesman who said there would be no criminal charges.

No-one knows how the measure will be policed and supervised as a lot of members have contacted police but had not received a clear response, he added.

Leventis said the government had acted without asking the association for their views.

He noted that Cyprus could follow the practice of other countries and change seating arrangements so that there is a safe distance between guests. And it should have made recommendations regarding hygiene rules.

No-one knows how the government had settled on 75 people, Leventis said noting also that the rule did not take into consideration the size of the venue. A smaller venue can continue to operate whereas larger ones will not be able to cover running expenses.

There were unanswered questions also as regards financial losses to companies from wages, social inusrances and rents.

A lot of venues have cancelled events and concerts at huge costs in most cases.

Although the government has stressed that there is no need to panic, some measures create the sense of curfew, he added.

Read more

https://in-cyprus.com/coronavirus-33-nurses-5-doctors-in-self-isolation/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Stories

384 new cases of COVID-19, no deaths announced on Thursday

The Health Ministry announced 384 new Coronavirus cases out of 39,807 PCR and rapid antigen tests on Thursday, 4, March, taking confirmed infections to...

ECDC detects UK strain in three cases after testing another 94 COVID-19 samples from Cyprus

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) conducted specialized laboratory tests on another 94 COVID-19 positive samples, sent from Cyprus for sequencing...

22-year-old seriously injured after falling from nine meters’ height

The Police are investigating the conditions under which a 22-year-old fell from nine meter’s height and got seriously injured. The accident occurred just before noon...

St Hilarion Castle not damaged by the fire

Due to a fire that was caused b a lightning or lightnings yesterday fortunately only the coffee shop within the Saint Hilarion Castle was...

King Carnival goes around in the roads of Limassol (VIDEO)

King Carnival will today go around in the main streets of Limassol from 16:00 until 18:00. (philenews)

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...