Insider Economy Kokkinos: Second SMS requesting movement automatically rejected

Kokkinos: Second SMS requesting movement automatically rejected

The system will automatically reject a second request by SMS to citizens requesting movement by exception for a second time in the same day under new stricter movement restrictions effective on Tuesday, Deputy Minister of Innovation Kyriacos Kokkinos told Phileleftheros.

“If someone texts for a second time from the same number using the same ID, it means they have used up their permitted quota and the system will reject them.

“We estimate that this will reduce movements. Some people sent an SMS five times a day. Now they are forced to do so only once,” he added.

At the same time, permission to leave the house will be limited to once a day effective from 6 am today (Tuesday), according to new measures already announced by Minister of Health Constantinos Ioannou.

Asked if the system can support the great number of texts Kokkinos said: “All these technologies are developed under great pressure without proper checks — stress tests if you will. We are nevertheless not expecting to have any issues.”

An additional number to 8998 for texts is not under consideration, Kokkinos also said.

By Demetra Landou

 

Top Stories

EU to use $2.7 billion fund to buy promising COVID-19 vaccines

  The European Union is preparing to use an emergency 2.4-billion- euro fund to make advance purchases of promising vaccines against the new coronavirus, EU...

Kostrikis: ‘Open weddings relaunch in September a political decision’

Member of the team of experts advising the government on Coronavirus Leontios Kostrikis said on Thursday that the team had a different view than...

UK’s ‘useless and ineffective’ quarantine will hammer tourism, Ryanair boss says

  Britain does not have a proper plan for its 14-day international quarantine and the introduction of such a "useless and ineffective" scheme will do...

15 police members charged in Metaxas murders case

  Fifteen police officers charged with dereliction of duty in connection with the Mitsero serial murders case have given their reply, president of the independent...

Help NDS fly dogs to their forever UK homes on Covid flight

The Nicosia Dog Shelter has launched a new campaign aiming to raise €1,000 by 11 am on July 3 in order to fly out...

Taste

Poulles (Υoung kolokassi)

Either you thrash the coriander seeds in a mortar, without making them into dust, or you gradually crush them in a blender. Remove the edges...

Pork cooked in wine

Crush the coriander seeds in a pestle and mortar or pulse-blend in a blender, taking care not to over-grind. Put the meat in bowl (not...

Lefkaritikos tavas – O ‘protinos’

Wash and dry the meat and rice separately. In a ‘tava’ (oven proof deep clay pot) first put a layer of five-six pieces of meat...

Local cuisine: An introduction

Rich in fresh ingredients and tasty herbs, offers the very best of Mediterranean culinary delights. Head out to a tavern and feast on a...