Six people have been arrested for breach of the Public Health Regulations, according to the latest COVID Regulations enforcement update from the Police Service. These latest arrests have moved the total number of persons held for this offence to 1,220.
In addition, three more people have been arrested over the past 24 hours for breaching the curfew stipulated under the current Emergency Powers Regulations.
The Police Service says this latest group of six arrested persons has moved the total number of arrests for this offence to 1,019 persons, since the State of Emergency was activated in May.
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, Thursday 22 July 2021, the TTPS also notes that another 19 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 14,282.
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 434 patrols and 95 roadblocks in all, during that period.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the TTPS.
Some 299 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.