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Police visibility in rural communities increased during lockdown

by Stephen Jakes
05 Jun 2020 at 07:36hrs | Views
Police visibility has increased in the rural areas than before due to Covid 19 lock down operations.

This is revealed in the latest Zimbabwe Peace Project report on Covid 19.

"Visible police patrols were reported in the communities of Binga Ward 9 and 22 and Umguza Ward 5. In these districts, police have been patrolling and discouraging unnecessary movement," reads the report.

"In some areas such as Umzingwane Ward 7 and Gwanda Ward 13, residents reported that they were able to fully move in their community on condition that they were wearing face masks. In Bikita Ward 11 and Mutasa Ward 11 some people were reportedly arrested by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) for defying the lockdown regulations by not wearing masks Alarmingly, in Mutoko Ward 11, citizens were denied free movement to access shops to purchase food."

The report states that in Bikita district in Ward 1 it was reported that community meetings were held with no social distancing taking place.

Source - Byo24News