Authorities have arrested around 250 people in connection with a nightly raid on bars and nightclubs operating beyond their hours in six townships in Lusaka, including Emmasdale, Matero, Zingalume, George, Chunga and Garden. A total of 15 clubs had their licences seized. The Lusaka City Council explained that other townships would be visited soon. A bar is allowed to operate from 10:00 to 22:00, while a nightclub can be open from 22:00 to 05:00. The 250 people were released later in the week after paying an admission of guilt fine of K54 each.