‘People continue to breach curfew’

Acting Commissioner of Police, Rusiate Tudravu. speaking at a press conference in Suva on Friday, May 14, 2021. Picture: SOPHIE RALULU

People continue to breach curfew hours and social gathering restrictions within the ambit of the COVID-19 operations, says Acting Commissioner of Police, Rusiate Tudravu.

Speaking during a news conference in Suva on Friday, he said it was a serious concern because people continued to breach health restrictions despite repeated warnings from police.

“When you talk about breach of curfew and breach of social gathering, breach of social gathering seems to be very high from all the breaches that are done within the ambit of the COVID operations that we are doing,” he said.

“I would like to discourage social gathering. “If you are there if reports are given, or we happen to see in our patrols that
people are gathering, apart from the family, then we’ll arrest.”

Mr Tudravu said liquor and kava drinking were two major reasons people were converging.

“We have seen that it’s related with two things – liquor-related and kava drinking.

“These are very two reasons people congregate or have a social gathering.”

Mr Tudravu said they had identified their target areas.

“We are making arrests in some villages and some residents in the squatter settlements or informal settlements.

“So these are our target areas.”

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