Zim police track lockdown violators

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ZTN Reporter

Zimbabwean police have intensified patrols amid rising concern that citizens are increasingly flouting the southern African country 21-day coronavirus induced lockdown.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police said it has noted with concern an increase in vehicular and human traffic in Central Business Districts across the country.

And with the Easter Holidays around the corner the ZRP revealed that it is intensifying patrols.

This year’s Easter holiday will be commemorated from Friday 10 to 13 April.

In a statement on Wednesday, National Police Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said, “no movement of vehicles or people will be allowed on the country’s roads except for those with exemptions”.

Zimbabwe is on a 21-day lock-down since March 30, as the country aims to contain the spread of Covid-19.

“Police has intensified patrols, surveillance and roadblocks with a view of nabbing those openly defying Covid-19 lock-down measures,” added Ass Comm Nyathi said.

A total of 2 885 people have been arrested for flouting the lock-down rules.

Zimbabwe has recorded 11 cases of Covid-19 and two deaths related to the virus.