Nicolau Lobato Presidential Palace, Dili, 15 October 2020
The Commander General of the PNTL, Commissioner Faustino da Costa, told President Francisco Guterres Lú Olo that 14 Timorese citizens were caught crossing the border illegally in just one week.
Some were martial arts group members, others students currently studying in Indonesia.
One of the measures taken under the sixth period of the state of emergency is the imposition of fines that range from 30 to 250 dollars on citizens who cross the border illegally and payment of the quarantine fees.
The Commander General of the PNTL also said that 36 traffic accidents due to negligent driving were reported, which resulted in the death of six people.