Leaders in Arua district and the City have raised concern about
the acts of defiance by night disco operators who continue to flout Covid-19 guidelines.
The concern comes after two people were killed in a spate of two
days, while one is still being nursed at Arua hospital in Oluko Sub County.
Currently, several night discos continue to operate in the greater Arua in
disregard to Covid-19 guidelines.
According to Festus Ayikobua the RDC Arua, security personnel will
carry out impromptu operations and impound all disco equipment of those defying
the directive. He says the district has continued to register more crimes like
theft of animals, house break-ins and sexual offences.
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Statistics from the health
department Arua indicates that the district has registered new 50 cases of
Covid-19 since May 3, some of which are re-infections and are still under
management at the isolation centre in Arua hospital.
According to Paul Drileba, the Acting District Health Officer
Arua, the operation of nightclubs continues to offer rich avenues for the
spread of the Covid19 virus.
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Hudson Ocheng, the Police Spokesperson for West Nile says plans
are underway to crack down on night disco operators, who continue to violate
the ban. He also asked members of the public to report criminal activities in
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Some sources intimated to URN that some of the disco operators use
bribe security personnel that carry out night patrols especially in the
outskirts of Arua City.