Eleven businesses were booked for violating Covid protocols in the last 24 hours, including a Famagusta supermarket that was fined for €8,000 for allowing an employee to work without a SafePass.
The fines came after 2,072 checks in the government-controlled areas between 6am on Wednesday and 6am on Thursday and mainly concerned SafePass violations.
Five businesses were also booked in Nicosia, four of which were issued a €500 fine for allowing an employee to work without a SafePass and another, a betting shop, was fined the same amount because the manager was not wearing a face mask.
In Limassol, three establishments were booked, one fast food restaurant for €750 and a take-away restaurant for €500 where staff were found working without a valid SafePass, while a supermarket was also booked for €500 after the manager was found working without a SafePass.
A greengrocer was also fined €1,500 in Larnaca because an employee was working without a SafePass.
Yet another €500 fine concerned a supermarket in Paphos where there was no antiseptic in a visible place, police said.
During the checks, 20 people were also booked, mainly for failing to wear a face mask.
Most individuals, eight, were booked in Limassol where 216 checks were carried out, while another seven were fined in Nicosia after 513 checks, three in Famagusta following 286 inspections and another two in Larnaca following 583 checks.
No violations were reported in Morphou after 192 checks.
Traffic police also carried out 150 checks without any bookings.