Hours after Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was critical of persons still going to lime in public places, such as Caura river, citizens were cautioned by officers of the Northern Division, and were warned about loitering or gathering in large groups.
No persons were arrested, police said.
However, persons at the popular liming spot – which is a short distance away from the Caura hospital where patients who have COVID-19 are being treated – were visited by officers at about 3 pm and warned about gatherings in excess of 25 people.
Late yesterday, Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith, through a press release, indicated that the police service would be ramping up its patrols and will be seeking to enforce loitering laws to prevent persons from gathering in large numbers in public during the ongoing global pandemic.
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