70 Arrested for Flouting Covid-19 Guidelines

By Leilah Bbaale

At least 70 people are in police custody at Kagadi Central Station for allegedly flouting the COVID-19 guidelines.

The suspects were picked from various bars during an operation conducted by police and Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers in the district on Sunday night.

Some were picked from Muhoro, Mabaale, Kiryanga and Kagadi town Council among other places. The suspects also include bar owners and prominent people in the district.

Joan Akello, the Kagadi District Police Commander-DPC says some of the suspects were found drinking in bars beyond midnight yet government has not yet permitted bars to operate.

Akello said that operations against all persons found flouting the Covid-19 health and safety protocols were still on.

She says operations to crackdown criminals and those flouting covid-19 guidelines will continue to restore sanity in the district.

According to Akello, the suspects who are locked up at Kagadi Central police station will be charged under the Public Health Act.

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