Zambian police confirmed the arrests of 50 people for not wearing face masks in public.
About 50 people have been arrested in Chipata for not wearing face masks.
State Police Officers swung into action arresting people found without face masks.
Eastern Province Police Commissioner Luckson Sakala has confirmed the development.
President Edgar Lungu directed Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo to deploy police officers in public places to enforce public health measures on the coronavirus pandemic.
Those found not wearing face masks are supposed to be charged a fine of 750 Kwacha.
Wearing face masks in public is now a mandatory in Zambia.
Zambia has recorded 9186 cases, 182 deaths and 8065 recoveries