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23 Days, 631 Cases Of Health Restrictions And Curfew Order Breaches

ACP Tudravu warned that anyone failing to comply with the Restrictions and Orders in place will be taken to task.
12 May 2021 15:34
23 Days, 631 Cases Of Health Restrictions And Curfew Order Breaches
Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu on his way to a multi-stakeholders meeting earlier today at the Ministry of Economy headquarters. Photo: Leon Lord
Police has recorded 631 cases of failure to follow health restrictions and curfew orders since 19th of April.
For breaching Health Restrictions, social gathering tops the list with 380 cases and of that number 288 cases are liquor related.
Consumption of kava is second on the list with 48 cases,  swimming15 cases were recorded whilst 10 people were arrested for loitering.
Eleven cases were filed for Church Service gathering, five people were arrested for playing billiard whilst three cases of gambling have been recorded so far.
Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu is concerned that people are not adhering to the Orders stipulated under the Public Health Act as the country seeks to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The imposing of the Health restrictions issued by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services about COVID-19 is for the safety of everyone, he said.
 “The Order that was publicly announced restricts people from Social gathering and other COVID-19 related offenses however people failed to comply so am urging the public to please follow the restrictions and refrain from unnecessary movement.”
Apart from Social Gathering, wearing a mask is vital. 11 people were found not adhering to this whilst traveling in Public Service vehicles. 47 cases were recorded for Breach of entering Containment Zones.
ACP Tudravu said four business operators were arrested for failing to comply with the Orders while a case of non-adherence to the 50% Public Service Vehicle capacity was filed.
188 cases were recorded so far for failing to comply with the Curfew Orders.
“Looking at the number of people arrested for failing to comply with the Heath restrictions and Curfew orders, shows how people are taking advantage of the pandemic and not seriously concerned about their health as well as the health of their loved ones.
“It is everyone’s commitment to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country , and of equal importance is adherence to the law (by all citizens) and remember instructions are not issued anyhow, it is issued with a purpose and it is vital for everyone to adhere not only for your betterment but for the nation as a whole,” ACP Tudravu said.
He warned that anyone failing to comply with the Restrictions and Orders in place will be taken to task.
“I am urging every Fijian to please comply and avoid putting yourself in a regrettable situation.”


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