The Uganda Police have warned citizens that starting from Monday 27th September, they are going to step up operations against violators of curfew and other COVID-19 guidelines put in place by government.
Government has of recent relaxed lockdown measures as the number of COVID-19 infections went down but many other guidelines like the curfew remain in place.
Addressing journalists on Monday, Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said many Ugandans have continued disregarding the COVID-19 guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), a thing he said is a cause for worry in the fight against the pandemic.
“We have realized a blatant disregard to the COVID-19 guidelines and SOPs where you find many pedestrians on the road past the 7pm curfew time, boda bodas moving past 6pm whereas others having more than one passenger. Motor vehicles also move past curfew time. Our territorial commanders have been asked to step up operations to arrest the violators of the SOPs and guidelines,” Enanga said.
The police spokesperson said the enhanced operations starting today will also target shops working past the stipulated 7pm time, bars opening stealthily and vehicles not observing the 75% capacity limit as directed by the president.
“Our territorial commanders have been directed to intensify joint operations against offenders.” Enanga said.