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35 people arrested in the last 24hrs for breaching COVID restrictions
22-year-old arrested for not wearing a mask

35 people arrested in the last 24hrs for breaching COVID restrictions

22-year-old arrested for not wearing a mask

By Semi Turaga
Sunday 09/05/2021
Image: Fiji Police

35 arrests for breach of COVID-19 health restrictions was made by Police in the last 24 hours and this includes a 22-year-old man who was arrested in Lautoka for not wearing a mask despite being warned several times.

Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu says it looks like advisories and instructions continue to fall on deaf ears.

He says police will continue to arrest those not adhering.

Over the last 24-hours, thirty-five cases were recorded.

There were 15 cases in the Western Division, 9 in the Eastern Division, 6 in the Northern Division and 5 in the Southern Division.

An 18-year-old man was found loitering during curfew hours in Lautoka.

Two people were found drinking along Ratu Mara Road in Nabua.

Three fishermen and a 31-year-old man who were all found drunk at Bau landing.

A 42-year-old man and his friend were both arrested in Levuka for breaching the curfew.

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