Thousands of South Africans arrested for not wearing masks

Thousands of South Africans arrested for not wearing masks
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The South African Police Service (SAPS) says it has arrested thousands of South Africans for not wearing masks under the country’s tight Level 3 lockdown rules.

Data released on Monday (February 22) showed that 10,701 people were detained in various public spaces for not wearing a mask only in KZN, between December 29 and February 21.

Police spokesman Brigadier Jay Naicker said that the lack of use of masks, per regulations, remains a constant source of concern for SAPS.

“The security forces continue to be particularly concerned about the high number of people who are detained daily for not wearing a mask in public spaces.

“We call on people to maintain social distancing. This doesn’t seem to be happening while watching hordes of people …

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