Police have arrested about 742 000 people for violating national lockdown regulations, since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown in March last year and will continue to enforce all lockdown regulations.
With the recent tightening of the general lockdown and the greater tightening of the lockdown in four districts, the police have reminded the public that those who continue defying such regulations risk arrest and prosecution. In particular the police said they would act against those at any gathering, since all were temporarily banned, and would enforce the limit of 30 people at a funeral, the only permitted social or religious gathering.
Police are enforcing the 10pm to 5:30 am curfew order.
Of the arrests made so far, Harare had 225 750, Bulawayo 106 511, Manicaland 91 798, Masvingo 60 607, Mashonaland East 67 419, Mashonaland West 56 603, Mashonaland Central 51 765, Midlands 36 715, Matabeleland South 22 066 and Matabeleland North 15 30.
Most of arrested paid deposit fines but some have appeared in court on the more serious charges.