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Wear masks or risk arrest, Bureti residents told 

Police in Bureti are urging residents in the area to wear masks as stipulated by the MOH guidelines in a bid to curb the spread of the Covid-19.

Area deputy police Commander Augustine Kamaria noted with concern that a section of residents was not keen at wearing masks while in public places, oblivious of the third wave of the deadlycovid-19 that has caused soaring numbers of deaths and infections in the country.

Kamaria reiterated that wearing of the masks was for their own protection, hence it was personal responsibility but warned that it was also a government directive therefore they risked being arrested for not heeding.

“They ought to follow MOH directive to be able to protect themselves against the deadly virus. Corona is real and we are losing people and the third wave is claiming more people. Don’t wear your mask because of police. When you get coronavirus, you will be on your own, the police are there to enforce the Covid-19 protocols and those found without one without will be arrested and prosecuted in a court of law,” said Kamaria.

The deputy police boss who was speaking at his office on Saturday noted that in a day, at least 10 people who were found contravening Covid-19 regulations by not wearing a mask were arrested and arraigned in court.

“Police are patrolling the area and those found not wearing their masks are arrested and escorted to Sotik Law courts where they are charged,” added Kamaria.

A spot check by KNA in Litein town revealed a vast majority of the residents were wearing their masks, while a few donning them below their chins oblivious of the dangers they risked if they contracted the deadly virus.

 

By Sarah Njagi

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