COVID-19: Eight juveniles among 20 arrested in the last 24 hrs

Police officers mend a checkpoint. Picture: SUPPLIED/FIJI POLICE

Eight juveniles were among the 20 people arrested in the last 24 hours for COVID-19 related breaches.

Police Commissioner, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho said the Southern division recorded 14 arrests in total.

“The fourteen included six juveniles who were playing soccer at the Niubalavu road roundabout in Tacirua while two girls under the age of 17 were found last night at the Nabua Muslim League shortcut,” Brig-Gen Qiliho said.

“The Eastern division recorded five reports of failure to comply with orders while the Western division recorded one case,” he said.

“Parents and guardians must not let their guard down and ensure they are aware of what their children are doing at all times.

“Children need guidance must and should get their guidance and information from their parents and guardians, and not any other source as they could be misled and caught in a regrettable situation.”


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