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400K Arrested For Violating National Lockdown

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By Tafirenyika Chikove
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) confirms that on 5th February, 3 459 people were arrested for COVID-19 related contraventions, on 6th February, 3 643 people were arrested for COVID-19 related breaches and on 7th February, 2 848 people were arrested for COVID-19 related infringements.
Since the onset of the national lockdown on 30th March 2020, a cumulative total of 403 544 people have been arrested for violating national lockdown measures.
Most of those arrested were in violation of movement restrictions.
Members of the public are advised to comply with the measures put in place by the Government to reduce the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
The ZRP is warning members of the public against vuzu parties and breaking lockdown regulations.
On 6th Feb, 10 people were arrested for holding a vuzu party at Emganwini, Suburbs Bulawayo.
At the time of arrest, a cooler box and empty bottles of 750mls blended whisky were recovered.

Robert Tapfumaneyi

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