Statement by Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi on the enforcement of Level 4 COVID-19 Lockdown measures.
ENFORCEMENT OF COVID-19 REGULATIONS AS ANNOUNCED BY GOVERNMENT ON 10TH AND 11TH AUGUST 2021
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The Zimbabwe Republic Police urges the public to take note of the extension of Level IV COVID-19 regulations by His Excellency, President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa on 9th August 2021 and the Cabinet pronouncements on 11th August 2021.
The Police will continue to enforce these safety measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We urge the public to be responsible and observe the health and safety protocols at all times.
The wearing of face masks, social distancing and sanitizing should be prioritized in all public places.
Since 1st August 2021, the Zimbabwe Republic Police has arrested 24 027 people for not wearing face masks.
Bar, beer hall and nightclub operators are once again reminded and implored to strictly comply with COVID-19 regulations particularly the ban on operations.
Police will ensure no bar, beer hall night club and shebeen operators disregard the Government’s safety measures.
Raids will continue being conducted on those drinking beer/alcohol whilst parked at bars, nightclubs, and beer halls in the country. No excuses will be entertained by the Police from those arrested.
The Police has recorded numerous complaints on people who are holding parties late into the night and in the process making noise in various suburbs in the country. The law will take its course in this regard.
Churches are implored to strictly comply with the vaccination directive for congregates as stipulated by the Cabinet on 11th August 2021.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police will assist health officials to ensure compliance and arrest anyone defying the safety protocols.
Police will also take action against those who might try to take advantage of the directive and produce fake vaccination certificates.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police warns bus operators who are using side roads to carry passengers from one city to another in clear violation of the Government’s intercity movement ban.
This includes some buses which are carrying people from Beitbridge and in the process get involved in some incidents while evading security systems through dangerous routes which are mostly dusty and bumpy for safe travelling.
The recent incident in Masvingo is a case in point. The public is urged to report anyone contravening COVID-19 regulations on Harare Operations number 0242 748836, Bulawayo Operations 0292 885479, National Complaints Desk 0242 703631 or WhatsApp 0712800197.