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193 COV-Idiots Arrested In The Last 24 Hours

Of the 193 arrests, one hundred and thirty nine (139) people were arrested for social gathering breaches, fifty three (53) arrests for curfew breaches and one (1) arrest for breach of lockdown restrictions.
12 Apr 2020 09:46
193 COV-Idiots Arrested In The Last 24 Hours
As the global COVID-19 death toll surpasses the 100,000 in what has been described as a grim landmark, it is astounding to see the level of ignorance by a group of selfish people who have shown they lack good sense and judgement and are blatantly disregarding life saving health advisories.
The one hundred and ninety three people arrested in the last 24hour period are classic examples of the selfish group of people that authorities continue to talk about that are risking the lives of their families and loved ones by leaving their homes, breaching curfew hours and choosing to mingle with potential COVID-19 carriers over yaqona and drinking sessions, without realizing that  a few hours of fun could result in days and weeks of suffering for their loved ones when they take the virus back into their homes.
Of the 193 arrests, one hundred and thirty nine (139) people were arrested for social gathering breaches, fifty three (53) arrests for curfew breaches and one (1) arrest for breach of lockdown restrictions.
The Western Division recorded fifty eight (58) social gathering breaches as people were still found gathering in numbers for kava or drinking sessions.
Similarly the Eastern Division recorded thirty (30) social gathering breaches mostly in rural areas, twenty seven(27) in the South which included arrests on Vanuabalavu, eighteen (18) in the Central Division and six (6) in the North.
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Keep in mind that any ASSEMBLY OF INDIVIDUALS as defined in the Public Health Act is considered a gathering.
Therefore if you are intending to invite even one or two people over to your home or plan to meet others for a social gathering then you are breaching the COVID-19 restrictions.
Curfew breaches accounted for fifty three (53) of the overall number of arrests with the Eastern Division recording thirty (30) arrests, thirteen (13) in the South, six (6) in the West, three (3) in the North and one (1) in the Central Division.
There was one report of lockdown breach in the Eastern Division.
We also have the support of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces who are assisting us with the arrests of COVID-19 restriction breaches.
The roadblocks will remain throughout today and officers will strictly monitor movement throughout Fiji.
The message is simple, STAY HOME.
Unless you need to run to the shops to pick up groceries and urgent supplies, STAY HOME.
Unless it is an emergency situation, STAY HOME.
With today being Sunday we do not expect a lot of movement and if you are found moving around without a valid reason, be prepared to spend your Sunday in Police custody as we have issued enough warnings.
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