News Local Labour inspectors close 11 construction sites

Labour inspectors close 11 construction sites

Labour inspectors closed 11 construction sites on Wednesday after checking 129 islandwide to monitor compliance with hygiene rules to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

According to an official announcement, three of the constructions sites are in Nicosia, three in Limassol, two in Larnaca, one in Paphos and two in Famagusta.

Besides the construction sites, labour inspectors also checked 807 retail businesses where they found satisfactory compliance, although there were cases were signage was inadequate.

Compliance of shops in the countryside was lower.

As regards larger shops, clients were failing to adhere to distancing rules, the announcement added.

As regards constructions sites labour inspectors said that in some instances there was no signage, hygiene and cleaning facilities and antiseptics, while workers were not adhering to the distance rule nor had they been informed of the protective measures,

In 11 cases they issued cessation of operations notifications.

Inspections will be stepped up further tomorrow. Failure to comply will lead to sanctions (out of court fines, criminal action and cessation of operations).

Read more

Inspectors close 5 construction sites for non-compliance

Top Stories

43 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

The Health Ministry announced 43 new COVID-19 cases on 19 October, out of 2,558 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 2, 687. The break-down of...

1420 only for emergencies regarding COVID-19

Due to the increased number of telephone calls to the telephone center 1420 of the Ambulance Service, it is pointed out that the center...

Anastasiades-Tatar to meet in UN premises

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and the new leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Ersin Tatar, will meet in the UN premises in Nicosia. Government Spokesman,...

Four people sentenced to imprisonment for abduction

The Larnaca District Court today sentenced four people aged 42, 22, 24, and 19 to imprisonment for abducting a 27-year old last August in...

Weather expected to be cloudy with local showers this week

The weather this week is expected to be cloudy with local showers, mainly in the afternoons. Partly cloudy on Tuesday with isolated showers and possible...

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...