Police say they support the Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong’s statement that it is not necessary for a driver to wear a mask while travelling alone however it is vital for drivers of public service vehicles to wear masks.
This follows concerns raised by some private vehicle drivers who were being stopped by officers at the Vatuwaqa checkpoint and asked to wear their mask although the driver was alone in the vehicle with the windows up.
Police spokesperson, Savaira Tabua says the officers in Vatuwaqa have been advised about the statement by the Permanent Secretary for Health.
Police also encourage people to wear masks irrespective of which places they are in.
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