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Police raid bars, arrest several revelers

Lockdown restrictions were emphasized by President Museveni on Sunday saying schools, gatherings, bars were to close for 42 days though the bars had never opened since the first lockdown.

The president’s guidelines must have fallen on some deaf ears as revellers hit the bars and partied their worries away even beyond curfew time on Wednesday many ignoring social distancing rules and curfew rules.

The Police at Kampala Metropolitan yesterday night conducted an operation and several arrests were made

The operation started from Levels Lounge Located in Kamwokya where 36 people were arrested.  The suspects include 14 women and 22 men. They are currently detained at Kiira Road Police station on allegations of doing a negligent act likely to spread an infectious disease.

Another operation saw 50 people arrested from the Garage Bar located in Ntinda Kigowa.  They are currently detained at different police stations in the division and will also be arraigned in court today for fines.

During his address on the state of the new Covid-19 surge in the country, President Museveni emphasised structured measures to help curb the spread of the virus.

Public gatherings, concerts, house parties, bars, and nightclubs were to continue to be closed for 42 days starting Monday 7th June 2021.

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