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

Thirty-nine 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 Regulations enforcement update from the Police Service.

The Police Service says this latest group of 39 arrested persons has moved the total number of arrests for this offence to 1,760 persons, since the State of Emergency was activated in May.

In addition, one more person was arrested for breach of the Public Health Regulations, moving the total number of arrests to this offence to 1,612.

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, Friday 24 September 2021, the TTPS also notes that another 89 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 17,622.

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 416 patrols and 77 roadblocks in all, during that period.

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

Some 363 police officers are in quarantine at present, while the total number of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 now stands at 75 police officers.