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

In its report for today, Tuesday 12th October, 2021, the TTPS notes that another 61 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 18,748..

However, no one has 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 total number of arrests for this offence is 1,911 persons, since the State of Emergency was activated in May.

Also in this report 8 were arrested for breach of the Public Health Regulations over the past 24 hours, so the total number of arrests for this offence remains at 1734.

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 412 patrols and 57 roadblocks in all, during that period.

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

Some 289 police officers are in quarantine at present, while the total number of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 now stands at 63 police officers.