Durban – KZN Police said 10,701 people were arrested in various public areas for not wearing masks.
In a statement released earlier Monday, police spokesman Brigadier Jay Naicker said as the country remained under Level 3 lockdown, police and other security forces continued to carry out multidisciplinary operations. across the province to deal with those breaking foreclosure rules.
He said that between December 29 and February 21, a total of 14,653 people were arrested for Level 3 lockdown violations. During the same period, 10,701 people were arrested in various public spaces for do not wear a mask.
“Security forces remain particularly concerned about the high number of people arrested daily for not wearing masks in public spaces.
“We call on people to maintain their social distancing. This doesn’t seem to be happening as hordes of people congregate in malls and other public spaces on a daily basis.
Naicker said police arrested 2,884 people who violated the curfew.
“The operations also attracted 741 people who transported, sold or consumed alcohol in a public space.”
KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner Major General Thulani Gonya urged the police to continue the crackdown.
“We will continue to do our part to ensure that citizens of the province comply with regulations to stem the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
“We urge citizens to comply with regulations to avoid being exposed to the Covid-19 virus. People are also advised to avoid going unnecessarily to shopping malls and other crowded spaces, ”he said.
Anyone with information on lockout rule violations should contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or use MySAPSApp.
More than 10,000 people arrested at KZN for not wearing a mask
SourceMore than 10,000 people arrested at KZN for not wearing a mask