Police Warn Bar Owners Against Crowds As Premier League Resumes Due To COVID-19

Police Warn Bar Owners Against Crowds As Premier League Resumes Due To COVID-19

By Our Reporter

The Uganda Police have warned all owners of recreational facilities to desist from opening them to crowds as the Premier  League resumes, so as to avoid the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) through social distancing.

It should be noted that although bars, night clubs and other recreational facilities were closed in March this year as one of the measures of preventing the spreading of COVID-19, several owners of these places sneak revellers into their facilities and lock them inside to watch football matches and drink booze.

However, this time round the police have warned that they will arrest anybody found in a bar, restaurant or hotel in crowds watching football, plus the staff and proprietors of the facility.

“We warn all owners of bars, restaurants and hotels not to open their doors to the public because of football,” Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said on Friday.

He added that; “We shall arrest whoever is found in breach of the Ministry of Health guidelines of social distancing to avoid the spread of COVID-19.”

On Saturday September 12th, Premier league matches resume with; Fulham battling it out with Arsenal,

Crystal Palace tussling with Southampton, Liverpool Vs Leeds United, while West Ham will sweat it out with Newcastle.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, West Bromwich will battle with Leicester City while Tottenham with take on Everton.

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