COVID-19: Doctor among arrested for breach of nationwide curfew

A doctor was among the five people arrested last night for breaching the nationwide curfew.

Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho said the 26-year-old based in Taveuni on Vanua Levu was arrested with a 29-year-old driver based with the Ministry of Health.

He said the duo were arrested by Police officers from the Taveuni Police Station.

“They were stopped at the Lesuma checkpoint whereby it was discovered that they did not have any valid reason to be moving around during curfew hours and were also both intoxicated having returned from a birthday party,” Brig-Gen Qiliho said.

He said two reports were recorded in the Northern Division, two in the Western Division and one case was reported in the Southern Division.

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