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Twelve businesses booked for failing to test employees

Decrees governing the resumption of the economy required all businesses to make sure their employees were free of the virus before returning to work


Widespread inspections between May 18 and May 22 at businesses that resumed operation with the steady relaxation of lockdown found that 12 businesses had not made sure that their employees got tested for coronavirus before allowing them to return to work.

The total of 763 checks conducted at businesses islandwide between May 18 and 22 found that 19 employees of 12 businesses that resumed operations had not been tested for coronavirus, as required by decrees in place governing the reactivation of the economy.

On Monday, the Chief of Police Christos Andreou said inspections will be stepped up at food and drink spots, where recent days have seen concerning signs of clustering.

Checks are expected to be intensified during night hours and over the weekend, to ensure health and safety protocols in place are adhered to.

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