Police issue 274 public health infringement notices

Police officers wear masks while patrolling the streets of Lautoka City. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

People are still not adhering to the requirement to wear masks in public. In a statement, police said they continued to record daily bookings with 274 public health infringement notices (PHINs) being issued for failure to wear masks in public over the seven-day period from Monday, October 18 to Sunday, October 24.

“From the 18th of October to the 24th of October, 281 PHINs were issued for breach of COVID safe measures, with failure to wear a mask in public accounting for 274 bookings,” the statement read.

It said the Southern Division recorded the most bookings with 237 cases followed by the Western Division with 36 cases and the Eastern Division with one case.

It also said failure to wear a mask in a public service vehicle accounted for two bookings while five PSV drivers were booked for failing to comply with the 80 per cent passenger capacity guidelines.

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