Authorities handed out more than 20 thousand euro in fines to business owners and managers last night, as checks on compliance with covid-19 directives have intensified, with 2,369 conducted from late yesterday afternoon to early this morning.
17 businesses were fined, mainly for their managers and employees not having a safepass, overcrowding and people dancing, while 19 individuals were fined mostly for not wearing a protective mask.
In Larnaca, a music and dance club was fined 8 thousand euro for letting in more clients that the allowed limit and more tables laid out.
In Nicosia, the manager of a betting agency and the owner of a kiosk were fined 3 thousand and one thousand euro respectively, for working without a safepass.
A client was also fined at the betting agency for not having a valid safepass.
In addition, a restaurant and night spot owner were fined 1500 euro for allowing customers to dance, while the head of the kitchen area was fined 1,000 euro as both herself and two employees did not have a valid safe pass.
The owner of a hair salon was fined 750 euro for allowing an employee to work without a safepass, while a pizzeria manager was fined the same for not having a safepass.
The managers of three other businesses in Nicosia were also found working without a safepass and were fined 500 euro each.
A supermarket manager was fined in Nicosia for not wearing a protective mask.
In Limassol, a pub owner was fined 3 thousand euro for letting in more clients that the allowed limit, while the establishment did not have covid signaling and people were dancing.
The manager of a supermarket and the owner of a barber shop were fined 500 euro for allowing clients in without a safepass, while a restaurant owner was fined 750 euro for overcrowding, no signaling and dancing.
In Paphos, police are making a case against a nightclub for not having the necessary operation licenses and no covid signaling.
Also in Paphos, people working at a nightclub were not wearing protecting masks, people were dancing and there was no signaling.