Man swims across Rewa river, 117 break curfew

Fiji’s Police arrested 117 people overnight, among them a man who allegedly swam across the country’s widest river, in breach of lockdown orders.

The man allegedly swam from Lokia, located on the Suva side of the lockdown, to Nadali on the other side of Rewa River.

He was one of three people arrested for similar violation in the eastern division.

Also in the same division, a police officer was among 28 arrested for breach of social gathering protocols.

He was found playing rugby with a group of youths in Waila yesterday.

The lone case of self-quarantine breach involves a man residing in Nadi who had recently returned from Canada.

Of the 117 arrests, 92 were over social gathering violation, 21 curfew breach, three lockdown breach and one self-quarantine breach.


  • North Division – 35 social gathering breach
  • Eastern Division – 34 (28 for social gathering breach, three for curfew and three for lockdown breach)
  • Western Division – 30 (21 social gathering, eight for curfew breach and one self-quarantine breach)
  • Southern Division – 16 (six social gathering breach and 10 curfew breach)
  • Central Division – 2 for social gathering breach)
Source: Fiji Police Force
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