ZRP has thus far arrested 19 000+ people countrywide for violating lockdown restriction, The Chronicle reports. Bulawayo, Manicaland and Harare reportedly have the highest number of lockdown arrests.
ZRP National Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi urged the public to adhere to regulations as the country enters day one of lockdown level 2 which has allowed the industry to operate. Said Assistant Comm Nyathi:
Police and other security services we are working with are ready to ensure that lockdown measures are followed in this second leg as industry and commerce are opening. We will serve the public to ensure that all lockdown regulations are duly followed
People will travel within cities however intercity travel remains prohibited. We remind people that for public service vehicles, only Zupco buses will be transporting the public. We are aware that some kombis are now operating at night and we strongly warn those that are doing so that they will be arrested. We want to also warn haulage truck drivers who are abusing their positions and pirating as public service vehicles. They must know that they are breaking the law, and more so, are exposing themselves and the passengers they illegally carry to the risk of contracting Covid-19.
Meanwhile, ZRP will arrest people leaving their homes without wearing masks following the government’s directive.
More: The Chronicle