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Zimbabwe Police arrests thousands over lockdown violations

Written by on May 27, 2020

Zimbabwe Police have arrested 40,682 people for violating COVID-19 lockdown regulations as the Government steps up efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

The national lockdown started on March 30.

Police have since set up numerous checkpoints and roadblocks across the country and introduced patrols targeting people and motorists breaching the restrictions.

Last Sunday alone, 1, 219 people were arrested in separate incidents countrywide.

Most of those arrested were in violation of movement restrictions.

Still in Foreign News, Six people have been killed and more than 20 houses burned in ethnic fighting in Olpusimoru in Narok county, about 150 kilometres from the capital Nairobi.

At least a dozen others have been injured in the clashes that started over the weekend and are being treated in local hospitals.

The violence between the Kalenjin and Maasai communities is alleged to have been triggered by livestock theft, though the authorities have also blamed politics for the rivalry between the two.

Security forces have been deployed to the area to deal with the situation.


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