In spite of the skyrocketing cases of new infections, people still move around as they please and attend funerals in great numbers.
Police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Mpiti Mopeli said the reason there are few police officers patrolling the streets now is that the organisation has also been hard hit by the pandemic.
This, he said has forced them to work in shifts to among others avoid crowding in one place at a time.
“But it is the responsibility of every person to abide by the World Health Organisation (WHO) COVID regulations as well as the gazette, which prohibits gatherings of not more than 30 people at funerals,” he said.
Mopeli said police cannot go to funerals just to ensure that people abide by the rules.
His army counterpart Captain Sakeng Lekola said they take rotationally patrols every now and again to ensure that members of the public comply with the curfew regulations.