IG directs all Commissioners to to take precautionary measures

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By ALICE NACHILEMBE
Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja says he has constituted a committee to provide support for a coordinated response to the Corona Virus pandemic.

Mr Kanganja has since directed Provincial Police Commissioners to ensure that all Police Stations under their jurisdiction put in place precautionary measures.

He said the committee will be spearheaded by the Director of Zambia Police Medical Directorate

Mr Kanganja said they should restricting numbers of people visiting those in police detention.

He said all Officers-in-Charge of Stations should see to it that detention facilities are not over crowded with suspects.

Mr Kanganja said those charged with misdemeanors and contravention offences should be released on police bond without undue delay.

“Following the enactment of the Statutory Instrument No. 22 restricting public mass gatherings to prevent infections, I wish to appeal to members of the public and various groupings to adhere to the provisions of the piece of legislation,” he said.