More than 800 people arrested in KZN for breaking lockdown regulations

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Kwazulu Natal police have arrested more than 800 people for contravening level lockdown regulations.

The country moved to level 4 on Friday, 01 May 2020, after 5 weeks  under a full nationwide lockdown.

Addressing the media at a roadblock on the N3 at the Mariannhill Toll Plaza on Monday, KZN premier, Sihle Zikalala said the arrests happened in the last three days.

“The easing of regulations does not mean people must go as and when they wish. They must go according to, firstly the permit that they need. Secondly go to where they are meant to go,” said Zikalala.

The premier also added that law enforcement operations would be intensified in the province to help in curbing the spread of Covid-19.

Zikalala reiterated that the easing of regulations did not necessarily mean that there is no risk of contracting the deadly virus.

“We still live to ensure that we remain conscious that this virus is still there and it is dangerous to people’s lives,” the premier said.

The province currently has the third highest number of cases of Covid-19 in the country.

To date 6783 positive cases have been recorded with 131 fatalities.

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