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48 more people arrested for breaching 10pm-5am curfew

48 more people arrested for breaching 10pm-5am curfew

By Semi Turaga
Thursday 02/04/2020
[Photo:Fiji Police Force]

48 more people were arrested for breaching the curfew from 10 o’clock last night to 5 o’clock this morning and many of those arrested were either returning from a social gathering or a kava session at friends or relatives place.

Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says the rest of those arrested could not give any reason as to why they had lost track of the time and were caught out during the curfew hours.

There were 18 arrests in the Western Division, 16 in the South Division, 6 in the East, 5 in the Central and 3 in the North.

Qiliho says it's the third day since the enforcement of the nationwide curfew, and we have found that the main reason behind the high number of arrests, is due to sheer laxity and a no care attitude.

He says as well as the static checkpoints erected at strategic locations throughout the country, increased mobile patrols continues as reports come in of people not adhering to the curfew and are moving around in areas outside of where the roadblocks have been erected.

Qiliho’s message to those still deliberately breaching the curfew hours is we will get you, as our mobile patrols have been beefed up.

The Police Commissioner is urging members of the public to contact the National Police Command and Control Centre on 9905 296 or their nearest Divisional Police Command Centers and report those that are breaching the curfew hours, as we need to work together to fight COVID-19.

Source: World Health Organization

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