Bulawayo Police yesterday arrested 48 people who had congregated at a local church in clear violation of the lockdown restrictions imposed by the government to try and curb spreading COVID-19, ZimLive reports.
48 members of the Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide Revelation in Tshabalala in Bulawayo were taken to a local police station where they were given an option either to pay a $500 fine or spend 2 months in jail.
According to Inspector Abednico Ncube of Bulawayo police, the church members professed ignorance of the restrictions and said they thought that gatherings of below 100 people were permitted.
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Zimbabwe is in its 5th week of the COVID-19 lockdown that started on 30 March 2020 following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.