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

Eighteen 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 Regulations enforcement update from the Police Service.

The Police Service says this latest group of 18 arrested persons has moved the total number of arrests for this offence to 1,510 persons, since the State of Emergency was activated in May.

In addition, seven more people were arrested for breach of the Public Health Regulations, moving the total number of arrests to this offence to 1,502.

As such, the TTPS is renewing its call to citizens to adhere to the Emergency Powers and Public Health Regulations and welcomes information on possible breaches.

In its report for today, Monday 6 September 2021, the TTPS also notes that another 15 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 16,699.

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 407 patrols and 62 roadblocks in all, during that period.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the TTPS.

Some 323 police officers are in quarantine at present, while the total number of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 now stands at 89 police officers.