….As they are accused of disregarding traffic rules and abrogating COVID-19 preventive measures

By Scoop Reporter

POLICE have expressed concern with the manner in which some members of the public involved in routine physical fitness activities are abrogating traffic rules with impunity.

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo says police are worried that apart from abrogating traffic rules, some people engaged in morning routine physical fitness are also disregarding the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) preventive measures such as social distancing.

“As Zambia Police, we are concerned with the manner in which people doing morning routine physical fitness  such as jogging are disregarding road traffic rules and regulations as well as COVID 19 preventive measures among them social distancing.

“In as much as  such exercises are appreciated,  it is imperative that people taking part in these exercises are mindful of their safety as they use public roads  by observing  road traffic rules and regulations and COVID 19 preventive measures as guided by relevant authorities,” Ms. Katongo said.

She has since appealed to members of the public to take precautionary measures and avoid falling victim of road traffic accidents and spreading COVID 19.

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