The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has called on all citizens to adhere to the enhanced COVID-19 national lockdown measures announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa Tuesday.
In a statement this Wednesday, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi reminded members of the public that all gatherings are banned except funerals of 30 or fewer people. He warned those who would be found violating the regulations that they will be arrested.
Pindula News is publishing Asst Comm Nyathi’s statement on enforcement of the stricter national lockdown measures below:
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ENFORCEMENT OF ENHANCED COVID-19 NATIONAL LOCKDOWN MEASURES BY ZIMBABWE REPUBLIC POLICE
The Zimbabwe Republic Police urges the public to fully comply with the enhanced COVID-19 national lockdown measures announced by His Excellency, President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa on 29th June 2021.
The Police will ensure that the curfew order imposed by the Government from 1830 hours till 0630 hours the following morning is religiously adhered to. All unnecessary movements by the public will be dealt with and arrests effected.
Members of the public who are holding church gatherings which include all-night prayers by some religious groups are warned and implored to comply with the Government’s ban on gatherings.
The public should take note that only gatherings of funerals of 30 or fewer people are allowed. Police officers on patrol will check on compliance for the security of all.
Transporters who will be found contravening the Government’s intercity passenger traffic ban will have their staff arrested and the buses impounded.
No mushika-shika or pirate taxis will be tolerated. Any connivance by these illegal operators with members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police will be severely dealt with.
Police details will conduct patrols, blitz and monitoring to ensure compliance by the public and businesses on the safety and health measures put in place by the Government.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police urges the public to wear face masks and practice social distancing in all public places.
It is not good to put a mask on approaching a checkpoint and then remove it afterwards.
Let us prioritize the health and safety of all by being responsible, exemplary and law-abiding citizens.
The public is urged to report all those disregarding COVID-19 regulations on WhatApp number 0712 800 197 or Complaints Desk on 0242 703631 or Harare Operations on 0242 748836 or Bulawayo Operations on 0292 885479.