Three people were arrested for breach of the Public Health Regulations, according to the latest COVID Regulations enforcement update from the Police Service.

In its report for today, Thursday 19 August 2021, the TTPS notes these latest arrests have moved the total number of arrests for this offence to 1,424.

In addition, 10 more people have been arrested over the past 24 hours for breaching the curfew stipulated under the current Emergency Powers Regulations.  The Police Service says this latest group of 10 arrested persons has moved the total number of arrests for this offence to 1,316 persons, since the State of Emergency was activated in May.

And 23 more people were issued tickets for failing to wear their face mask properly (or at all), moving the total number of tickets issued under this regulation to 15,724.

Update courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

As such, the TTPS is renewing its call to citizens to adhere to the Emergency Powers and Public Health Regulations and welcomes information on possible breaches.

The arrests would have been the outcomes of multiple patrols and other operations the Police Service carried out across the country over the past 24 hours—some 350 patrols and 51 roadblocks in all, during that period.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the TTPS.

Some 357 police officers are in quarantine at present, while the total number of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 now stands at 116 police officers.