Police arrest 145 people in Chikwawa for not wearing masks

Malawi Police Service in Chikwawa on Friday arrested over 145 people for not wearing face masks as a strict preventive measure. Deputy national police spokesperson Thomeck Nyaude  said close of business on Friday, 118 people had paid the 10,000 penalty.

National Police deputy spokesperson Thomek Nyaude confirmed the arrests 
The development comes few days after government effected new Covid 19 measures which include the compulsory wearing of face masks in public places.
However, the police have come under intense criticism that other law enfircers are enforcing the law when they themselves are not putting on the face masks thereby breaking the same very law they are enforcing.
Nyaude has since warned such police officers risk facing the same penalty just like anyone else.

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Shady
10 months ago

Shame on you where they gonna get the money to buy mask

cassim kameta
10 months ago

so bad these guys are acting as if they are providing masks for free..

Kelvin Bazale Dembo
Kelvin Bazale Dembo
10 months ago

#Social Suffering takes its heavy toll

Bob Finyeol9
Bob Finyeol9
10 months ago

There were so many people at Mia Finals funeral without masks but were not arrested. Something is seriously wrong with Tonse Alliance government.

Jesta
Jesta
10 months ago

Let these people go. Mukuavutitsiranji. Moreover two prisoners have already died. Mukufuna kupha anthu? Did the HE not break the law a few days ago?

Yurhonor
10 months ago

Too early to lose focus! Lazaras, we will be in the streets shortly if this continues

Shady
9 months ago
Reply to  Yurhonor

And this time it will be worse than what APM see be prepaired

Corruption free malawi
10 months ago

Government please first civic educate the people on the importance of wearing a mask . Then distribute free mask. Then make it mandatory to wear mask. Do not penalize poor people. Do not behave like the evil demonic regime which we outsted. Malawians will not differentiate. Arrest only those who stole tax payers money and reposses the houses and cars bought using our taxes

Zoona zake
Zoona zake
10 months ago

I agree with you

Kambewa ngozo
10 months ago

Foseki
When you wear face mask you are protecting yourself and others from getting covid19.
Don’t blame the government if you catch it by being stupid

Phiri
Phiri
10 months ago

I bet the people arrested are the same ones who were shouting TONSE – Tsogolo Lowala Lafika.

Shady
9 months ago
Reply to  Phiri

Don’t Mk me lough pls

Vinali
Vinali
10 months ago

The people can see from themselves that Chakwera is a hypocrite. He disregarded COVID restrictions made by his own government, went a funeral attended by thousands of people and then he is punishing people for not putting on a mask.

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