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15 July, 2020
 
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Weekend violations spike as curve flattens

More violations reported in Cyprus as infection rate dips and news of easing restrictions emerges

Newsroom / CNA

Police reported 125 pedestrians and motorists in the last 12 hours as part of the campaign to combat the spread of the COVID-19 disease, amid news of a gradual lift of restrictive measures.

A total of 4620 spot-checks were held from Sunday evening at 6pm until Monday early morning at 6am, including inspections at 509 business and premises across the Republic of Cyprus with only one violation in Larnaca.

Limassol topped the violations with 46 out of 1046 spot checks, followed by Nicosia with 1378 checks and 40 violations, in Paphos 766 checks and 25 violations, in Famagusta 300 spot checks and 7 violations, in Larnaca 5 violations out of 869 checks and in the Morphou region 1 violation out of 79 checks.

Traffic police reported no violations out of 140 spot-checks, while a SWAT team known as “emergency response unit” reported one violation out of 42 spot-checks.

Violations were higher compared to previous days as news emerged that local health experts paved the way for the government to start loosening restrictions in early May

The number of violations was higher compared to previous days as news emerged that local health experts paved the way for the government administration to take decisions as early as this week to start loosening restriction measures next month.

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