By ALICE NACHILEMBE
Police in Lusaka have arrested 43 people from various night clubs in Kabwata, Chawama and Woodlands.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said among the arrested were bar attendants.
Ms Katongo said this was in an operation conducted on August 11, 2020, and these operations will continue countrywide.
She said members of the public are advised to adhere to Public Health regulations and avoid finding themselves in confrontation with the Police.
“Among those arrested are 16 women and 27 men. Defiant premises include Shamrock Lodge where 17 people were apprehended, Scorpion Night club where seven people were apprehended, Zero Degree Night club where 12 were apprehended, KCC Night Club where three people were apprehended. All the mentioned night clubs are located in Kabwata Others were apprehended from Chawama and Woodlands.
“They have all been charged with Conduct likely to cause the breach of peace. As for erring bars and night clubs, a recommendation will be made to the local authority to have their trading licences revoked,” she said.
Ms Katongo also advised members of the public to ensure that they mask up when in public places as that is a direction given by health experts in a bid to avert Covid 19.
She said according to Regulation number 14 of the Statutory Instrument number 22, any person who fails to comply with a direction, prohibition or restriction of an authorized officer commits an offence. Wearing of mask is one such direction given by health authorities.