Coronavirus: 291 people booked in 12 hours for breaking decree

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Coronavirus: 291 people booked in 12 hours for breaking decree

Post by Paphos Life » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:01 pm

Police booked 291 people who hit the streets on foot or in their cars without the necessary documents between 6 am and 6 pm on Wednesday, the first day of new restrictions on movement which came into force at 6 pm on Tuesday.Police spokesman Christos Andreou told CyBC TV on Wednesday evening that police had carried out 5033 checks over the 12 hours and 291 people were booked....

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Re: Coronavirus: 291 people booked in 12 hours for breaking decree

Post by trevnhil » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:24 am

I wonder what the word ' Booked ' means in these cases.. Maybe it means they were issued with a ticket requiring them to pay a 150 euro fine ..
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Re: Coronavirus: 291 people booked in 12 hours for breaking decree

Post by mike strand2 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:08 am

trevnhil wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:24 am
I wonder what the word ' Booked ' means in these cases.. Maybe it means they were issued with a ticket requiring them to pay a 150 euro fine ..
Possibly still "early days" for a fine. The message may not have got across to many, particularly many of the the young, who don't read the newspapers or watch TV News.

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Post by trevnhil » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:00 am

It will 'get across ' if they start dishing fines out and it is well reported.. I took a form with me this morning as I didn't want to risk a fine, no matter how remote the chance may have been ..
And I find it hard to believe that there are people who don't know that you have NOT to go out ..
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Re: Coronavirus: 291 people booked in 12 hours for breaking decree

Post by Devil » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:09 am

Stopping cars just outside Mosfiloti - got waved through as no space left off road.

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Post by trevnhil » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:13 am

Did you have a paper form or had you used the SMS system ;-)
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Re: Coronavirus: 291 people booked in 12 hours for breaking decree

Post by Devil » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:07 pm

Paper, not even asked for! Waved through for lack of stopping space.

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Re: Coronavirus: 291 people booked in 12 hours for breaking decree

Post by mike strand2 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:34 pm

Unfortunately the paper system is open to abuse. Judging by more or less the same number of vehicles passing my house, the decree is not actually stopping people going out. Surely self isolate means just that; don't go out unless it's essential.

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