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Police to arrest revelers, organizers of house parties

 

Police have banned and vowed to arrest anyone found holding or attending house parties in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Kampala metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango says they have got information from intelligence that people stock drinks, particularly alcohol and invite friends for overnight in-house parties especially on weekends.

“We have received intelligence information that there are people who are taking advantage of the curfew, they stock their drinks early and invite their friends for house parties on weekends. Then they leave at 6:30am to go home. This weekend we are ready for the patrols. No more house parties,” Onyango posted on his social media platforms.

Uganda has been under virus-induced lockdown and night curfew for the last three months.

After President Museveni declared curfew to contain further spread of coronavirus, there have been several reports of security agencies breaking into people’s homes and beating them in the excuse of enforcing the presidential directives in different parts of the country.

The Ministry of Health on June 27, 2020 reported 15 new Covid-19 infections as Uganda’s confirmed cases on Saturday rose to 848.

A total of 780 people have recovered from the virus ever since the first case was confirmed in Uganda in March this year, according to Dr Mwebesa.

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