Police in Dowa have today arrested 13 people for allegedly not wearing face masks as a measure to preventing spread of Coronavirus.
Dowa police spokesperson, Gladson M’bumpha confirmed of the development.
According to Mâ€™bumpha six of the suspects were arrested at Dowa headquarters while seven at Dzaleka a refugee camp in this district.
Police were also seen beating up people who were wearing masks improperly.
So far over 100 people have been arrested for defying Covid-19 rules which have been gazzeted recently by the presidential taskforce on Covid-19.
Adding to that, a number of people have paid fine on the same offense.
The presidential taskforce on Covid-19 has made wearing of face masks mandatory of which being found not wearing them one risks jail or paying fine.
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