The police said they arrested 2 321 people throughout the country yesterday for violating COVID-19 lockdown measures.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi also said police have noted that members of the public have now become complacent as far as measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus are concerned. He said:
The police have arrested 2 321 people for violating COVID-19 lockdown measures throughout the country on 1st January 2021.
It appears that members of the public are taking the COVID-19 pandemic for granted and are no longer taking precautionary measures.
The Assistant Commissioner said police are also aware of illegal New Year’s Eve music concerts held in Mbare and Harare and that 52 people have so far been arrested in connection with the bash. He added:
We are also aware of the incident at an alleged unsanctioned gathering in Mbare on New Year’s Eve and investigations have been instituted.
So far 52 people have been arrested and we are looking for DJ Fantan, who operates a recording studio at Block 14 Matapi Flats and David House Entertainment operators for openly defying the Government’s COVID-19 measures on health, safety and security.