Two cops are among 60 individuals captured in Fiji medium-term for rupturing the across the nation check in time forced to forestall the spread of Covid-19.

Lautoka and Suva are currently lockdown with the last entering its first day following the declaration of two affirmed instances of the coronavirus there yesterday.


Fiji’s Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho said the two officials captured would be charged and will confront inside disciplinary activity.

Mr Qiliho cautioned cops found overstepping the law would be removed from the power, including those answerable for parties at the police sleeping enclosure.

He said there stayed genuine worries about individuals not holding fast to social removing rules in Fiji as the nation tries to forestall the spread of the coronavirus.

With the expansion of the school occasions for an additional two weeks, Mr Qiliho is encouraging guardians to keep their youngsters at home.

Prior, Mr Qiliho guided his officials to capture and charge anybody found abusing the time limitation and lockdown measures.

Under the Public Order Act, anybody saw as liable of breaking the Covid-19 limitations could confront punishments of up to $US4,300 in fines or five years in jail.

In excess of 200 individuals have been arrested for rupturing the time limitation long periods of 8pm to 5am since Monday.

There are seven affirmed instances of the coronavirus in Fiji.

Altered by NZ Fiji Times

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