Update courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Eleven more people have been arrested over the past 24 hours for breaching the curfew stipulated under the current Emergency Powers Regulations, according to the latest COVID-19 operations update from the Police Service.

The Police Service says this latest group of 11  arrested persons has moved the total number of arrests for this offence to 487 persons, since the State of Emergency was activated in May.

In its report, the TTPS also notes that another 45 persons were issued tickets for failing to wear their face mask properly (or at all), moving the total number of tickets issued under this regulation to 11,752.

Another 15 people were arrested over the last 24 hours for breach of the Public Health Regulations, moving the total number of arrests for this offence to 985—even closer to the 1,000-man mark.

The arrests would have been the outcomes of multiple patrols and other operations the Police Service carried out across the country over the past 24 hours—some 459 patrols and 114 road blocks in all, during that period.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the TTPS.  Some 1,015 police officers are in quarantine at present, while the total number of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 now stands at 288 police officers.