At least 32 employees
of Sun Power Company Limited, a solar lighting firm were arrested and detained
briefly on Sunday in Kamwenge district for disobeying the presidential
directive on large gatherings.
The 32 employees led by
Peter Mbaasa were found holed up at Campus Bar and Lodges along Fort
portal-Ibanda Mbarara road in Kamwenge town.
The Kamwenge District Police Commander, Richard Asiimwe
cautioned the group and dismissed them to return to their homes.
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On Wednesday, President, Yoweri Museveni
banned gatherings of more than 10 as a preventive measure against the spread of
the coronavirus. Uganda has since registered a case of coronavirus.
Asiimwe warned both
companies and hotel owners in the district against exposing residents to corona
by failing to abide by the guidelines issued by the health ministry.
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Coronavirus is spread through contact with the droplets of an infected person. The World Health Organisation-WHO has since
advised people to wash their hands with water and soap and alcohol-based
It has also advised that people observe a social distance of one
meter to avoid close contact.