40,000 People Arrested For “Violating Lockdown” In Zimbabwe

- 40,000 people arrested
- The infraction? Being away from home by more than 5 km

40,000 people arrested for ‘violating lockdown’ in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean police arrested 40,000 people for violating the COVID-19 lockdown in place as they violated the lockdown rules. The arrests include two journalists, covering the stories of the alleged victims of state torture, according to this article.

The lockdown includes prohibition of any movement for more than 5 Km away from home. Most of the arrests come from breaking this rule, according to the BBC.

Zimbabwe is under lockdown since March 30.

Official statistics show coronavirus cases remain relatively low with 56 cases recorded, 25 recoveries, and four deaths.