The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says the suspects include managers of arcades and people who were found without wearing face masks.
arrested people in Kampala
At least 110 people have been arrested for
violating COVID-19 guidelines in Kampala.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick
Onyango, says the suspects include managers of arcades and people who were
found without wearing face masks.
He says the operation follows a public outcry and increasing
case of positive COVID-19 cases due to the laxity in observing social distancing,
wearing masks and washing hands in congested places.
According to Onyango, the suspects are locked up at Kampala
Central Police station-CPS and will be charged under the Public Health
“We are trying to make sure that the guidelines are enforced
and people know that it is a crime not to put on a mask,” said Onyango.
Adding that, “they will be charged with doing
a negligent act likely to cause the spread of disease.”
He also warned that Police will soon deploy along major roads in the city
center to arrest whoever is moving in public vehicles and motorcycles without a
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Uganda has so far registered 25,059 COVID-19 positive cases
and 256 death cases. Kampala and Wakiso account for the highest number of
cases, contributing almost half of the new cases.