No More Mercy For COVID-19 SOPs Offenders As Police Arrest Thousands

No More Mercy For COVID-19 SOPs Offenders As Police Arrest Thousands

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By Spy Uganda

Having Ministry of Health confirmed the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda which is more deadly and devastating, Police says it has run out of mercy for SOPs offenders including curfew violators.

According to Police spokesperson, CP Fred Enanga, areas that have led to a spike in   COVID cases include public transport of buses, taxis, boda bodas, arcades, markets, schools, malls, restaurants, retail shops in trading centres, congregations at worship centres, weddings, bars operating illegally among others.

Enanga says as a result, Police is now focusing enforcement efforts on high risk settings to minimize the risk of the virus super spreading.

“All our Territorial Commanders have become more punitive in our approach to COVID-19 infractions,” says Enanga before adding, “We continue to punish offenders with fines, penalties and charges as one way of bringing the epidemic under control.”

TheSpy Uganda has since learnt that in the course of the week, 445 motor vehicles and 2,088 motorcycles were impounded for violating the curfew timings.

In the same vein, a total of 2124 suspects were arrested for flouting the health SOPs and curfew timings and are set to appear in court.

“We urge all Ugandans and visitors that everyone has a role to play in stopping the spread of the virus.  Enforcement is only one component.  We hope the vaccination exercise which has begun to pick-up, will play a big part in controlling the wave of this pandemic,” appeals Enanga.

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