In a statement today, 7 January 2021, Minister responsible for Home Affairs, Kazembe Kazembe has warned players operating outside the new lockdown regulations effected by the government this year.
According to the Minister bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other players are still operational despite Statutory Instrument 10 of 2021 restricting them operating. Warned that the course of law will be applied accordingly to the defiers.
“My Ministry is concerned with bars, night clubs, restaurants, and other business entities who are operating yet according to Statutory Instrument 10 of 2021, these are banned. I have directed the Commissioner General of Police to ensure that the law takes its course on any individual, syndicate or business entity contravening COVID-19 regulations. There is no need for anyone to grandstand. In the same vein, I plead with public figures/ musicians and others to lead by example in fighting this pandemic.”
This have also cascaded down to some shopping center and growth points that have gown viral for hosting parties and illegal gatherings. The law enforcers will be scheduling patrols in various places in monitoring level of adherence from members of the public.
“I am equally disturbed by some shopping centres in some areas in the country which are now known for wild parties, beer drinking binges and all sorts of illegalities. This should stop forthwith.
Police officers will move around all suburbs, shopping centres and even check houses to account for transgressions against covid regulations and other criminal activities. “