COVID-19: 42 arrested for breaching curfew and lockdown restrictions

Police officers man checkpoints in Suva. Picture: SUPPLIED/FIJI POLICE

A total of 42 arrests were made in the last 24 hours.

Police say these include two lockdown breaches where the suspects trekked through Wailoku to get to Delainavesi.

Fiji Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho said the curfew arrests accounted for 17 of the total number of people arrested, and 23 people were taken in for social gathering breaches.

He said 12 of the 23 arrests made included a group found drinking homebrew and consuming alcohol and yaqona in the Navua district last night.

“All those arrested will be produced in court today. We are clamping down on breaches of social gatherings and all information received will be investigated,” Brig-Gen Qiliho said.

He said members of the public had also been sending in photos and videos of people breaching the restrictions.


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