COVID-19: Fijian Police officers to conduct awareness in red zones and containment areas

A police officer monitors the large crowd waiting to get vaccinated at the Kinoya Methodist Church. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

Fiji’s Community Policing Officers will be visiting vulnerable areas, including identified red zones and containment areas, to create awareness on COVID-19 precautionary measures.

This is in response to reports of breaches and arrests that continued to be recorded by Police since public health restrictions and curfew orders were put in place by authorities in light of the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu said there was a need for all community policing officers to strengthen their approach towards those efforts.

“We are pleading to members of the public to follow the restrictions in place so that we can go back to normalcy,” A/CP Tudravu said.

“Things will be hard if you continue to disregard restrictions and people need to be responsible.”

A/CP Tudravu has reminded members of the public to consider the increased number of positive cases in the country and take things seriously.

“Community officers will step up creating COVID-19 awareness and their efforts will be in vain when people do not follow safety measures.”

Officers will be visiting communities and sending out awareness messages through sound systems and hailers.

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