Reading this more, there is a clear subtext to the original sting of the article before someone in the regime had a shit fit and sent their PR goons to Pravda to sort out the damage - the regulations have been in play for a bit, this was not suddenly have noticed, it looks more like a timed pushback form within the force - consider, the government where pushing the ramp up for all the slackers just before the weekend, did those extra Garda checks appear?
There have possibly no checks at all in some places.
Is this a shot across the bow of The Caretakers - are they now losing the not just the rank and of Garda but also the senior officers?
The caretakers have already lost the people. No observance of social distancing highly evident yesterday.