COVID-19: Fourteen people playing cards among 47 arrested by Police

Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu. Picture: SOPHIE RALULU

People who were found loitering, playing volleyball, playing cards, and drinking grog were arrested by Police for breaching public health restrictions and curfew orders.

These people made up the 47 arrests recorded by Police in the last 24 hours, and of which 41 arrests were made in the Southern Division alone.

Fiji’s Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu said in the Southern Division, three men in their 40s were found gathering at the Samabula area, six were found playing volleyball at the Coloi-Suva area, including a juvenile, while two people were arrested along the Bureta and the Vatuwaqa areas for loitering.

He said a 19-year-old man was arrested with four other juveniles sitting along Browning Street in Raiwaqa, and a 24-year-old man was found loitering along the Caubati area.

“Another case of breaching the heath restrictions was recorded whereby 14 people were found playing cards in the Nabua area, while a 17-year-old student was found loitering along the Cunningham area,” ACP Tudravu said.

“Four people were found drinking grog at Newtown while five people were arrested for loitering along the Tadevo area in Navua.”

ACP Tudravu said the Eastern Division recorded four cases where three were found drinking kava along the Bau Rd area, and a 38-year-old man was found loitering along Vuci Rd in Nausori.

“The two cases recorded in the Western Division involved two men who were both found drunk and loitering along the Tomuka area in Lautoka.”

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