Six people were produced in court today for alleged cases of disobedience of lawful order.

Atish Ratnesh Dip was charged for allegedly ferrying Lepani Bose and Semi Naulumatua into the restricted Lautoka area on the 21st of March.

All three men have been remanded in custody till the 7th of April.

In a separate case of alleged disobedience Alusio Vakacakaudrove and Viliame Martin were also produced in court today for allegedly entering the restricted zones and have been bailed with the sum of $500 bond and told not to reoffend.

Their next court appearance will be on the 1st of April.

Meanwhile fifty eight year old Father Fabiano Naduva Dakai was produced at the Nausori Magistrates court today charged with one count of disobedience of lawful order for allegedly conducting a church service/mass on the island of Ovalau which resulted in the gathering of more than 20 people.

Father Dakai was bailed with a sum of $500 and not ordered not to reoffend and his case will be called again on the 9th April for plea.

In a separate case also linked to the COVID-19 situation, 41year old Bani Dunn appeared at the Suva Magistrates Court today charged with one count of Malicious Act Contrary to Section 15 (a) of the Public Order Act 1969.

The accused allegedly between the 20th and 21st March 2020 used Facebook to publish and broadcast false news about positive cases of Coronavirus at CWM Hospital.

Dunn has been remanded in custody till the 7th of April.

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