Fines contain the virus in Cyprus

Fines Proven Effective in Containing COVID-19 Cases in Cyprus

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In the first 18 months of pandemic limitations, the Auditor General's office determined that fining anyone who breached COVID criteria helped contain the virus.


According to a service survey, the number of incidents reduced between March 2020 and October 2021.

The findings linked police checks to the management of the epidemic. The most cases were found in Limassol, which had the fewest checks.

There was a low infection rate in Paphos, which had the highest number of checks and fines per capita.


"Infections by COVID is reduced by police checks." As a result of a high level of scrutiny in Paphos, there were few incidents.

According to the findings, the highest COVID infection rates were seen in Limassol, which is also the area with the fewest inspections.

Nicosia and Limassol were the two districts with the most inspections and fines. While Limasol tallied the fewest checks and penalties.

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