UPDF, Police Joint Security Team To Enforce Wearing Of Face Masks In Fight Against COVID-19

UPDF, Police Joint Security Team To Enforce Wearing Of Face Masks In Fight Against COVID-19

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By Spy Uganda

Following President Yoweri Museveni’s directive to all Ugandans to wear face masks when in public as a way of curtailing the spread of Coronavirus,  the heads of security forces in Uganda, together with the Uganda Police Force and Uganda People’s Defence Forces, have revealed that a joint security team is to enforce implementation of the same starting this week.

This revelation has been made by CP Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson, who revealed in a statement on Tuesday that; “The Joint Security Task force would like to acknowledge the Presidential directives on the mandatory use of face masks, as part of the Covid-19 lock-down exit strategy.  We are happy that government has pledged the manufacture and distribution of free, standard masks that are reusable for all citizens.”

He continued that; “These will be delivered through the LC system by June 2, 2020, and will lead to the activation of business that include hotels, restaurants and general merchandise shops outside malls. The government has also eased the lockdown on schools and tertiary institutions with candidates, as well as public and private transport. However, all these businesses and activities will effectively resume after the completion of the massive distribution of the free face masks.”

Enanga noted that; “All members of the Joint Security Task force have been tasked to enforce the directive and further educate the public on the health and safety risks, as well as the potential consequences of not wearing face masks while in the public. A detailed enforcement program will be availed in due course.”

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