19 000 PEOPLE ARRESTED FOR VIOLATING COVID-19 PROTOCOLS TO DATE

The Botswana Police Services (BPS) has arrested over 19 000 people nationwide for violating COVID-19 protocols and regulations.

According BPS spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Dipheko Motube, the arrests were made between April 2 and July 30, 2020.

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Below are the arrests statistics:

*Unlawful movement of persons; 12 158

*Unlawful gathering of more than two people; 223

*Failure to wear face masks in public areas; 6 051

*Violation of liquor sale conditions; 136

*Drinking liquor in a prohibited area; 733

Total : 19 301