Two Indian nationals are in police custody for flouting the decree urging people to stay home, and for allegedly spitting at police officers.
On Monday afternoon, a police patrol spotted two men near Ledra Street in old Nicosia, one of whom was lying on the pavement.
When they were asked to show their permission to be outside they both refused, police said.
Soon after, more officers arrived and the two were handcuffed. One of the two spat at an officer. The men were taken a police station and are due to appear in court later on Tuesday