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Short Update: Zimbabwe arrests more than 100,000 people for alleged breaches of confinement measures

FairTrialsAdmin - July 20, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Extended police powers, New criminal offences, Rule of Law

More than 100,000 people have been arrested in Zimbabwe for allegedly disobeying containment measures since late March, police have said. 

A police spokesman, Paul Nyathi, said:  

"The police are disturbed by the number of people who have been arrested for not wearing masks, non-essential travel and prohibited gatherings. 104,349 people have been arrested for violating national containment measures." 

Officially, Zimbabwe has so far recorded 1,478 cases of COVID-19, including 25 fatalities. 

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