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

Five 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 5 arrested persons has moved the total number of arrests for this offence to 1,916 persons, since the State of Emergency was activated in May. 

However, no one was arrested for breach of the Public Health Regulations over the past 24 hours, so the total number of arrests for this offence remains at 1,734. 

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. 

In its report for today, Wednesday 13th October, 2021, the TTPS also notes that another 80 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 18,828. 

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 405 patrols and 61 roadblocks in all, during that period. 

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

Some 272 police officers are in quarantine at present, while the total number of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 now stands at 62 police officers.