Mozambican police said Friday that the level of people’s compliance with the rules of state of emergency is unsatisfactory, promising to fight hard against violators of the preventive measures of COVID-19.

Orlando Mudumane, the spokesperson of the Mozambican police, told press in Maputo that the police have been noticing large gatherings of people in public places, mostly those selling or buying alcoholic beverages.

“The number of people gathering in the streets without clear reasons is concerning. This is contrary to the guidelines of the state of emergency in the country, ” said Mudumane.

“It has so far led to the arrest of 245 individuals and the seizure of 30 vehicles and 29 Moto taxis, only this month. Last month, we arrested 2,421 individuals, seized 494 vehicles, 513 Moto taxis and 290 bicycles,” he said.

Another concern of the police is the large number of children wandering on streets, regardless of the appeals of the law enforcement and the president of the country.

“We reiterate the appeal that children must be safe at home. It is an important measure that families all over the country are not taking seriously,” said the spokesperson.

The spokesperson informed, however, that the numbers of cases of crime and road casualties have substantially decreased during the current period of state of emergency. Enditem

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