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Ministers voice concern over crowding at venues


Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou and Justice Minister Yiorgos Savvides have expressed concern over non-compliance with distancing rules at venues after a video was posted online and picked up by the media.

“Such images are concerning. The strategy for lifting restrictions is based on the responsible behaviour of citizens and not just policing and the imposition of strict penalties which are pending in parliament. Regrettably with such behaviour, relapsing will be unavoidable, ” he said.

Added Savvides: “Images of unbelievable irresponsibility last night. It is essential for penalties to become tougher with the ability to suspend operation of businesses when the respect of the sacrifices of all of us and the need to protect public health are sacrificed at the alter of money.”

A police spokesman told CyBC that police will be asking the court on Tuesday to suspend the operating licence of a specific venue in the free Famagusta area.

He added that overall last night police had booked 10 establishments.

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