Police issue public health infringement notices

Police officers on foot patrol. Picture: FIJI POLICE FORCE

Police issued public health infringement notices to eight people last weekend for consuming liquor and kava and failing to adhere to COVID-19 measures in a public place.

Police, in a statement, said 95 public infringement notices were issued during this period.

The statement read one was issued a notice for failing to wear a mask in order to enter a business premises in the Western Division.

“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, breach of curfew 37, 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,” the statement read.

“People can expect a surge in operations in support of the Ministry of Health’s containment and mitigation efforts.

“Snap checkpoints will be erected throughout the divisions as officers continue to conduct community visitations as well as keeping a close eye on business operators to ensure they are complying with health measures.”

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