Fijian parents urged to monitor children during curfew hours

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-14 10:18:28|Editor: zyl
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SUVA, April 14 (Xinhua) -- The Fijian police on Tuesday expressed their concerns about juveniles breaching curfew hours and urged parents to keep an eye on their kids.

Fiji's Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho said a worrying trend noted over the last 24-hour period was the number of juveniles arrested for both the curfew and social gathering breaches in Fiji.

Qiliho said of the 117 arrests, 28 were juveniles. The commissioner reminded parents and guardians to keep a closer watch on their children and be aware of their whereabouts at all times.

Curfew hours remain from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., when parents and guardians must ensure their children are at home.

A police officer was arrested after he was found playing rugby on Monday with a group of youths in his area, and will face their internal disciplinary procedures.

Vanua Levu, the second largest island in Fiji, recorded 35 cases for social gathering breaches, as a number of people were caught for gathering in numbers and drinking kava at the Saqani Police Post.

Fiji reported its first COVID-19 case on March 19 and imposed a nationwide curfew since March 30.

Currently, hundreds of Fijians have been arrested for breaching the restrictions.