Police in Cyprus handed out fines to 23 individuals and two shop owners for violating restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
A police spokesperson told CNA the force in the last 24 hours ending on 06:00 local time on Wednesday carried out a total of 5,101 checks throughout the island.
In Nicosia, a total of 1,704 checks were carried out with nine individuals reported, in Limassol 298 checks were carried out with six individuals and one shop owner reported, in Larnaca one individual was booked following 753 checks, while in Pafos five individuals and one shopowner were reported after 597 checks.
In Famagusta 513 checks were carried out with 2 individuals reported and in the Morphou area 738 and no individuals were reported.
The Traffic Department carried out 427 checks and the Marine and Port Police another 71 without reporting any violations.