• June 6, 2021
  • No Comment

Covidiots: Over 1100 Arrested In Bars Around Kampala Metropolitan Area

Covidiots: Over 1100 Arrested In Bars Around Kampala Metropolitan Area

Police in Kampala has arrested a total of 1100 people during operations targeting bars

According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, Police on Saturday night conducted an operation aimed at enforcing Covid-1p Standard Operating Procedures as issued by the government leading them to bars.

“The aim was to raid bars that have been working in total disregard of the Ministry of Health guidelines. A total of 1,100 suspects have been arrested and over 50 motor vehicles have been impounded,” Owoyesigyire said.

“The suspects were arrested from different bars around Kampala Metropolitan Area. We retaliate that bars are not yet opened. Police will not hesitate to arrest any suspects found violating stipulated guidelines. “

According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, the suspects will be produced in courts of law on offenses of doing a negligent act likely to spread an infectious disease.

“We urge members of the public to observe standard operating procedures, like wearing masks in public places and sanitizing, to avoid contract Coronavirus or spreading it to others.”

The development comes at a time when the number of new Covid infections in Uganda continues to go up day by day.

On Friday, the country registered 1247 new Covid cases, 812 of whom were in Kampala.

President Museveni is expected today, Sunday evening to address the country on the Covid situation.

It is also expected that during the address, the president will issue new guidelines to be followed in a bid to control the spread of the virus .

The Minister for Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng recently said Uganda, Namibia and Zambia are the three African countries with severe resurgence of the COVID19 infection.

Views: 8

Related post

Breaking news! Museveni Announces Full Reopening Of The Economy, Bars To Reopen In Two Weeks

Breaking news! Museveni Announces Full Reopening Of The Economy,…

President Museveni has directed that bars, music concerts, stadiums and cinemas will be allowed to operate again in January as the…
Omicron Variant: Scientists ask Museveni to delay full reopening of the economy

Omicron Variant: Scientists ask Museveni to delay full reopening…

Scientists under the National Covid-19 task force have asked President Museveni to extend the full reopening of the economy for another…
Police arrest more members of new rebel group allegedly planning to overthrow Museveni’s government

Police arrest more members of new rebel group allegedly…

Police have arrested 21 more people over their involvement in the activities of a newly formed rebel group that targets police…
0 0 votes
Article Rating
ugbettips

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments