The City Police department says it arrested six males in Castries Thursday for not wearing masks.
According to a release from the Castries Constituency Council (CCC), all six have been charged under the COVID-19 Protection & Control regulations and bailed on their own recognizance.
The CCC release said the men are due to appear in court.
On Monday, Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, told reporters that City Police arrested a young male who was not wearing a mask in the capital.
Francis recalled that when confronted, the youth pulled a mask out of his pocket and put it on.
But he explained that the young offender took the mask off shortly afterwards, resulting in his arrest.
The CCC has appealed to all staff members, vendors and members of the public traversing the city of Castries to abide by the COVID-19 Prevention and Control Regulations.
“The City Police Department will continue to be on active patrol to ensure that all public health protocols are adhered to,” according to the CCC.
Section 21.1 of the COVID-19 Prevention & Control Act mandates the wearing of masks or suitable covering for the nose and mouth when in public.
The regulations also mandate that as far as practicable, people should distance themselves from others.
The maximum penalty for non-compliance is $1,000 or 6 months in prison, or both.