COVID-19 Fiji: 321 infringement notices over five days

Police issued 321 public health infringement notices over five days between 21 and 26 August, worth at least over $16,000 in fines.

The most number of bookings were for not wearing masks in public spaces at 91 followed by social gathering penalties at 82, curfew breach at 76, drinking of kava or liquor at 28, failure to observe 2m distancing at 26 (all in the North), failure to wear a mask in pubic transport at 8, failure to adhere to 50% capacity in PSVs at 6 and breaching containment area protocols at 4 (all in the East).

Of the 321 PHINs issued, 171 were issued in the western division, 75 in the southern division, 39 in the East and 36 in the North.

  • Infringements by Division (321)
  • Failure to wear a face-covering (mask) (91):
    • 45 in the western division
    • 32 in the southern division
    • 9 in the North
    • 5 in the eastern division
  • Social gathering (82):
    • 49 in the western division
    • 28 in the eastern division
    • 5 in the South.
  • Breach of Curfew (76):
    • 54 in the western division
    • 18 in the southern division
    • 3 in the East
    • 1 in the North.
  • Failure to comply with orders in relation to the consumption of kava and liquor (28):
    • 14 in the southern division
    • 12 in the western division
    • 2 in the East
  • 2-meter physical distancing (26)
    • all in the northern division.
  • Failure to wear a mask in a public service vehicle (8)
    • 7 in the West
    • 1 in the East
  • Failure to maintain 50% capacity in a PSV (6)
    • 4 in the West
    • 2 in the southern division.
  • Failure to comply with restrictions in relation to entering a containment zone (4):
    • all in the eastern division
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