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Fewer fines for corona breaches as curfew starts later
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Fewer fines for corona breaches as curfew starts later

by Zuzanna REDA-JAKIMA 26.05.2021
Most infractions by people staying out until later than allowed
The overnight curfew now starts at midnight, up from 11 pm earlier
The overnight curfew now starts at midnight, up from 11 pm earlier
Photo credit: Chris Karaba

The police handed out 90 fines for breaches of corona laws in the past week, authorities said on Tuesday, carrying out 210 checks to see if people complied with restrictions to stop the spread of the Covid-19 disease.

Most of the fines were for breaching the curfew in place throughout the country from midnight to 0600 hrs the following day. But there were fewer violations because the curfew now starts an hour later than before.

At the beginning of March, the police had still handed out 250 fines, with two-thirds of those for people found to be out without a valid reason.

The police also checked compliance with the sanitary measures in shopping centres and other venues, dealing with minors gathering in large groups in four cases. Under the country’s current rules, in effect until 12 June, restaurants and cafes can host customers until 22:00 hrs. Up to four people from different households are allowed at private homes and around tables in bars and restaurants. Sporting events can welcome the public as long as spectators remain seated, masked and at least two meters apart.


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