Police in Lilongwe have arrested 64 people for not wearing face masks in public and running businesses outside the required time.
The arrest followed a special police operation in the city meant to monitor how people are observing Covid19 prevention measures.
According to Foster Benjamin, Deputy Public Relations Officer for Lilongwe police, the suspects did not put on face masks and that others are bar owners who opened bars before the ordered time.
Benjamin has since indicated that the suspects will appear before court tomorrow morning.
In a related development, police in Nkhotakota have also arrested a woman identified as Mecy Banda, for allegedly failing to comply with Covid-19 regulations.
It is said that, she was found selling fresh fish beyond regulated time limit.
And when the woman was oredered to leave the market, she disobeyed the order claiming that she did not have anything to eat at her home. She was then immediately arrested and brought to Nkhotakota Police Station.
Deputy Police Spokesperson for Nkhotakota Paul Malimwe, says the suspect will appear before court soon to answer a charge of failing to comply with covid 19 rules and regulations She hails from Kachilamilandu village in the area of Traditional Authority Mbelwa in Mzimba district.