Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2020. 2:54 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: The Belize Police Department has arrested and charged more people for violating the current measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Commissioner of Police Chester Williams issued an update today, noting that there have been 31 new arrests.
The breakdown of the arrests are as follows:
Failing to wear a face mask or other face (mouth) covering whilst in public -13 people
Breach of curfew – 6 people
Attending a restricted social event – 6 people
Failing to practice social distancing – 4 people
and Keeping business establishment open when required to be closed – 2 people.
Breaking Belize News joins with the Police Department in reminding the public that the current protocols are in place to protect everyone in the country as COVID-19 does not discriminate. Belize has lost 224 lives to the virus, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
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