Thirty one drivers and pedestrians booked for violating the decree that bans unnecessary movement

A total of 31 drivers and pedestrians have been booked in Cyprus for violating the decree of the Health Minister that bans unnecessary movement, that came into force on Tuesday afternoon at 1800 local time, according to the police.

Moreover the police checked 3.100 premises and three of them were booked in Paphos for violating the decree.

A total of 200 vehicles and pedestrians were checked all over the government-controlled areas of the island.

Eight violators were found in Nicosia, 10 in Limassol, one in Larnaca, 11 in Paphos and one in the government-controlled area of Morphou district.

Meanwhile, 20 confirmed cases of coronavirus are currently being treated at the Famagusta General Hospital, two in the ICU, as it was reported on Wednesday.

One patient who was being treated for COVID-19 was released Wednesday after testing negative following treatment.

The hospital has also set up a ‘drive through’ testing process whereby people referred there by the 1420 hotline can be tested as they drive through the hospital’s basement parking area.

Also a total of 170 samples were taken from medical staff and patients of the Larnaca Hospital pathology clinic after a confirmed case of coronavirus concerning an old man that was hospitalized there was diagnosed. The man has been taken at the Famagusta General Hospital were coronavirus patients are being treated.

Meanwhile, three repatriation flights depart on Wednesday from Larnaca airport to take people back to Russia, Greece and Serbia.

There is also an Aegean flight due to land in Larnaca at around 4.30pm carrying 60 people who qualify under the regulations for entry.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

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