Police in Rukiga District has in detention at least sixty people for allegedly defying the presidential directives against Covid-19 by turning their homes into Bars.
In mid March while dressing the nation, president Museveni suspended operations of night clubs, bars among others as one of the ways to control the spread of covid-19 in the country.
“Night clubs and bars are not workplaces. They are ad-hoc and anybody comes in and that’s where the danger is. Therefore, they should all be closed. Unlike offices where they know each and everyone who comes in and leaves” President Museveni said.
“These are very dangerous gathering points with the virus around. Drunkards sit close to one another. They speak with saliva coming out of their mouth. They are a danger to themselves. All these are suspended for a month,” Museveni said.
Now, Rukiga Resident District Commissioner Pulkeria Mwiine Muhindo said people have turned their homes into bars in the district, especially homes near trading centers.
Muhindo noted that Rukiga has managed to arrest more than 60 people defying the President’s directive since lockdown was instituted.
She however revealed that the district Covid 19 Task force is working tirelessly with police to arrest anyone found defying president directives.
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