11 Sep 2020

Five arrested in Fiji for Covid-19 quarantine breach

5:07 pm on 11 September 2020

Five people have been arrested by police in Fiji for breaching the Covid-19 quarantine regulations there.

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Photo: RNZ Pacific/Koroi Hawkins

Police say the five men were arrested overnight for drinking kava and alcohol in their hotel rooms at a quarantine facility.

Police said the group will be produced in court when they complete their 14-day quarantine period.

Meanwhile, police arrested 19 people overnight for breaching curfew - from 11pm-4am - across the country.

Police said 10 people were arrested in the Western Division, eight in the south and one in the north.

Police said all those taken in were either were drunk or disorderly in public.