As we face
the impacts of Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold, we are urging all Fijians to
assist Police by adhering to both the COVID-19 and Weather advisories as complacency
could cost lives.
stated earlier, TC Harold will bring about it’s own set of challenges, but we
must not lose sight of the ongoing challenges if monitoring and policing the
ongoing COVID-19 crisis confronting our nation.
While we had
experienced heavy rain and strong winds last night up until this morning and
officers were deployed to assist those in need of urgent assistance due to the
impacts of TC Harold, Police officers were at the same time making arrests with
regards to COVID-19 curfew and social gathering breaches.
(51) arrests were made of which thirty-two (32) were for curfew breaches and
seventeen (17) for social gatherings.
The other two
(2) arrests were for self-isolation breaches.
morning, policing operations have been beefed up as we look to ensure all
COVID-19, TC Harold operations with regards to rescue and evacuation
operations, the manning of evacuation centers and routine operations is covered
make the situation easier for stakeholders and officials who are working
tirelessly to ensure everyone is safe as we brace for the impacts of TC Harold.
advisories and stop the unnecessary movement unless it’s for an emergency.