People advised to expect surge in police operations

A police officer on patrol in Suva. Picture: FIJI POLICE

Members of the public should expect a surge in police operations in major divisions around the country.

Fiji’s Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu said this was in support of the Ministry of Health’s “containment and mitigation efforts”.

He said snap checkpoints would be erected throughout the divisions as officers continued to conduct community visitations and keeping a close eye on business operators to ensure they were complying with health measures.

“We encourage Fijians to report breaches and by doing so, you’re protecting your families and communities from the virus,” A/CP Tudravu said.

“The Ministry of Health continues to advise us all to take necessary precautions as daily cases numbers remain high and daily test positivity remains high, indicating ongoing widespread community transmission in the Suva-Nausori containment zone.

“According to its latest release, cases are also increasing in the West with evidence of community transmission in that division with increasing numbers of people with severe disease, and deaths in the West.

“We ask for your cooperation in adhering to these life saving measures.”

A/CP Tudravu made the comments as he reported the issuance of 95 public health infringement notices from last Saturday morning to Monday.

He said of the 95 cases, 29 were for failing to wear a face covering in a public place, 13 for social gathering, three for failing to wear a mask in a public service vehicle, 37 for breach of curfew, eight for failure to comply with orders in relation to consumption of liquor and kava in a public place, and four for failure to comply with 50 per cent capacity in a public service vehicle.

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