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World S.Africa police arrest thousands for not wearing masks

12:35  13 january  2021
12:35  13 january  2021 Source:   msn.com

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New York police used the law again in 2011 to arrest Occupy Wall Street protesters. However, it' s not a blanket ban. The day it was enacted, tens of thousands of masked protesters took to the streets, chanting things like, "I want to wear face masks ," and, " Wearing masks is not a crime."

One example is the regulation concerning wearing masks in public. It does not specify whether not wearing a mask is an offence that warrants arrest According to the regulations, a person must wear a face mask or an item that covers their nose and mouth when they are in a public, and no one is

South African police have arrested more than 7,000 people caught without face masks in public since the end of December, the government said on Wednesday.

a person riding on the back of a truck on a city street: Officials have ramped up efforts to enforce restrictions in South Africa © Wikus de Wet Officials have ramped up efforts to enforce restrictions in South Africa

Officials made face coverings mandatory in May last year at the same time as they gradually eased movement restrictions imposed in March to stem coronavirus infections.

A partial lockdown was reinstated last month as the virus resurged, fuelled by a more transmissible variant.

Officials at the time vowed to be more stringent in enforcing the regulations, which include an alcohol sales ban. 

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Police are arresting people from their houses for not wearing face MagicalKenyanews.co.ke is the leading channel in Kenya and Africa in general dealing in news after leaving face masks for police officers - Продолжительность: 1:04 South China Morning Post

Tom Wolf requiring masks be worn in businesses. Staff at the shop told Zaborowski that he needed to wear a mask inside the store or could have his order taken curbside He was arrested the following day after engaging in a shootout with Pennsylvania State Police and Slatington Borough Police , said

Police Minister Bheki Cele on Wednesday said more than 20,000 people had been arrested or fined since December 29 for breaching the new rules, including 7,455 people detained for not wearing face masks.

More than 830 people have also been arrested for selling, dispensing and transporting alcohol.

"Law enforcement agencies do not enjoy making these arrests," Cele noted in a statement.

"However, officers... are left with no choice in the interest of saving lives."

More than 342,000 people have been arrested for contravening coronavirus measures since South Africa declared a national state of disaster in March 2020.

The country is the continent's worst-affected by the pandemic, with more than 1.2 million coronavirus cases and 34,000 deaths recorded to date.

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