Uganda Police passes this shocking warning to Ugandans

Police has denied allegations making rounds on social media that it has established a list of fines to be imposed on individuals who violate the Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs).

According to the alleged fines, shops found open beyond 7 pm or before 5: 30 am shall be fined Shs 100, 000 while anyone caught driving beyond his or her district borders will be fined Shs 200, 000.

The same allegations stipulate that bars found open with or without drunkards shall be fined Shs. 250, 000.

Through its official twitter account, police, an institution responsible for maintaining law and order has asked the public to disregard this information.

” Please ignore this fake news. Police has no instrument in place yet, to implement this. Until then, do not be caught on the wrong side of the law. Observe SoPs, adhere to curfew guidelines, keep safe, ” reads the tweet.

Uganda Police passes this shocking warning to Ugandans 

This comes at a time when police continue to arrest and charge violators of the Standard Operating Procedures established by the Ministry of Health.

Police arrested a total of 50 people on Wednesday night from the Garage Bar located in Ntinda Kigowa in Kampala. The law enforcers were reportedly tipped off by an unidentified person before conducting the operation.

Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson says police will arrest and arraign in court all those who disobey Covid- 19 prevention guidelines.

President Museveni in his last address to the nation on the state of covid- 19 gave new directives to be followed in a bid to contain the spread of covid- 19 pandemic.

Such directives include banning interdistrict movement of both private and public vehicles. The president also directed all the schools in the country to close and banned public gatherings. He also halted operations of churches and mosques in the whole country.

Meanwhile Uganda continues to register new covid- 19 cases each day as the number of deaths keep rising.

According to the Ministry of Health, results of covid- 19 tests done on June 9, 2021 confirmed a record 1, 566 new cases bringing the cumulative total confirmed cases in the country to 58, 515. There are 47, 760 recoveries while 408 people have died from covid- 19.

Kampala City continues to register the highest number of covid- 19 cases compared to other districts in Uganda. A total of 998 cases were registered on June 9 in Kampala alone.

Records from the Ministry of Health indicate that 757, 664 people have been vaccinated so far.

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Frank Fremer is a seasoned journalist, blogger and political analyst for over a decade in Uganda

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