MEMBERS of the public have been urged to avoid unnecessary movements and gatherings.
Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said this on Wednesday following an increase in the number of people arrested over unnecessary movements.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police is disturbed by an increase in the number of people being arrested for unnecessary movements,” said Ass Comm Nyathi.
“Police arrested 2 990 people countrywide on Tuesday only for unnecessary movement and among the arrested were those found in conversations, playing at car parks and some loitering in the central business district.
“We are warning members of the public that the police will continue to arrest those found disregarding Covid-19 regulations.
“We have noted with concern an increase in volume of traffic in the central business district and police will continue to check if all are essential service providers and have exemption letters.
“Life is precious so we are urging people to safeguard their lives by staying at home to be safe from transmitting Covid-19 that has claimed a number of lives.
Restricting people’s movements and encouraging them to maintain social distancing, proper wearing of face-masks and regular washing of hands protects them from the pandemic.
“Police patrols will continue day and night to make sure all those disregarding government orders are brought to book,” said Ass Comm Nyathi.