The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has issued another warning for the umpteenth time against members of the public who violate the curfew order saying those who do so will be arrested.
In a statement this Friday, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said only members of the essential services will be allowed to pass through security checkpoints after 6 PM.
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Asst Insp Nyathi advised those knocking off duty at 3 PM to go straight home to ensure that they are at home by 6 PM. He said:
The Zimbabwe Republic Police reiterates that only members of the essential services will be allowed passage at police roadblocks and other checkpoints after 1800 hours.
Those knocking off duty at 1500 hours should ensure that they go home straight after work. Members of the public are implored to plan their movements carefully so that they are not inconvenienced during the curfew period.
Nyathi said on Wednesday a total of 3 102 people were arrested throughout the country for various offences related to contraventions of the national lockdown regulations. He added:
Of these, one thousand two hundred and ninety-four [1 294] were for Contravening Section 4(1)(a) of Statutory Instrument 83/20 Unnecessary movement during national lockdown except those exempted’, and one thousand one hundred and seventy-eight (1 178] for failure to wear face masks.
This brings the total cumulative arrests to 347 264 since 30th March 2020.