Four more people have been arrested over the past 24 hours for breaching the curfew stipulated under the current Emergency Powers Regulations, according to the latest COVID Regulations enforcement update from the Police Service.
The Police Service says this latest group of four arrested persons has moved the total number of arrests for this offence to 1,945 persons, since the State of Emergency was activated in May 2021.
And no one was arrested for breach of the Public Health Regulations, so the total number of arrests for this offence still stands at 1,795.
In its report for today, Wednesday 20 October 2021, the TTPS also notes that another 29 persons 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 19,136.
The arrests and ticketing 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 407 patrols and 60 roadblocks in all, during that period.
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.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the TTPS.
Some 55 police officers are in quarantine at present, while the total number of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 now stands at 282 police officers.