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NICOSIA - Banks in Cyprus have reopened Thursday after a two-week closure as the government was forced to accept a strict European Union rescue package to avoid bankrupcy.

As discussions between the EU and the International Monetary Fund took place, eventually culminating in Sunday night’s late bailout deal, the doors had remained shut amid tension over possibilities of large-scale withdrawals, says the BBC.

Customers still face restrictions on withdrawal limits.

Reuters reported that as some Cypriots queued, police were deployed as a precaution. But journalists and eyewitnesses said that the media was overstating the risk of unrest.

The Cyprus stock exchange remained closed on Thursday.

Convoy of trucks reportedly carrying tons of euros last night to prepare for the bank reopening #Cyprustwitter.com/ekathimerini/s…

— Kathimerini English(@ekathimerini) March 28, 2013

Another big queue here #cyprustwitter.com/willgoodbody/s…

— Will Goodbody (@willgoodbody) March 28, 2013

The moment one co-op bank branch opened at midday in Nicosia #cyprus#rtenewstwitter.com/willgoodbody/s…

— Will Goodbody (@willgoodbody) March 28, 2013

Thumbs up for decent, dignified Cypriots in this very nasty situation. Seems the police wer enot needed afterall. #cyprus

— Nathan Morley (@nathanmorley) March 28, 2013

Man outside #Cyprus bank scolding international media over bank coverage, asks for solidarity with the people twitter.com/ekathimerini/s…

— Kathimerini English(@ekathimerini) March 28, 2013

Probably The Best Picture Of Journalists Trying To See A Bank Run In #Cyprus | #eurozoneow.ly/i/1MaAk

— rhbinvest tweets (@rhbinvest) March 28, 2013

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