Cyprus imposes curfew and considers electronic surveillance to enforce quarantine
The Cyprus health minister, Constantinos Ioannou, has imposed a curfew between 9pm and 6am every night from 31 March onwards for all but essential workers, who will have to carry a confirmation form signed by their employer; those who do not comply will be fined €300, double the previous fine. Individuals may only leave their homes once a day and only after sending a text to 8998 (those over 65 may use a printed form). Police officers and neighourhood watch groups will carry out sample checks. The minister is considering stricter controls on those diagnosed with COVID-19 and ordered to self-isolate, such as electronic surveillance.
Writer: Evie Andreou
Publication: Cyprus Mail