Man found hiding under bed, arrested for breaching curfew

April 02, 2020
Senior Superintendent of Police Steve McGregor arresting the man who was found breaching curfew.

A man was last night arrested for breaching the curfew order as the nightly restrictions took effect.

The man found hiding under a bed, was pursued after he went live on social media in an expletive-laden post saying he and his neighbours would not be obeying the curfew orders announced by the Prime Minister.

In the video several men gathered on the road interacting.

Under the Disaster Risk Management Act, people in breach could be fined up to $1 million or sentenced to up to 12 months in prison.

On Monday, the Government announced nightly curfews from 8:00 p.m to 6:00 a.m effective April 1, as part of measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus in Jamaica.

The nightly curfews will end on April 8.

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