Virus-hit Cyprus shuts hospitality, restaurants for holiday season

Virus-hit Cyprus shuts hospitality and restaurants for holiday season

Cyprus on Friday closed bars, restaurants, cafes and other hospitality venues to curb a spike in coronavirus cases.

The measures were set to span the Christmas holidays and will stay in force until December 31.

A 9 pm-5 am curfew was also set to be introduced on the island, with exceptions in place for people to go to work and for medical reasons.