Police officers on patrol overnight to check compliance with stay at home decrees arrested eight youths for throwing firecrackers, an Easter ‘tradition’ prohibited by law.
Moreover, after 4083 checks, they booked a total of 79 drivers and pedestrians for breaking the decree aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus.
Overall, police carried out 4083 checks regarding compliance with the stay at home decree over the 12 hour period of 6 pm on Saturday and 6 am on Sunday and issued 79 out of court fines.
Nicosia: 976 checks, 31 booked
Limassol: 815 checks, 20 booked
Larnaca: 311 checks, 16 booked
Paphos: 569 checks, 2 booked
Famagusta: 124 checks, 7 booked
Morphou: 1157 checks, 2 booked
Police HQ traffic unit: 124 checks, none booked
MMAD: 7 checks, 1 booked
In addition, police checked 725 premises. None were booked.