Police impound bodabodas, vehicles for violating curfew

Police impound bodabodas, vehicles for violating curfew

By Norman Isaac Mwambazi

The previous few weeks have seen the number of COVID-19 infections in Uganda increase sharply, something that has put the Ministry of Health on pressure. This sharp increase is attributed to the fact that Ugandans stopped observing the Ministry’s COVID-19 preventive measures put in place at the onset of the pandemic in March last year.

On Wednesday, Ministry of Health said that the number of COVID-19 patients admitted has put a lot of pressure on the health facilities, and that the Intensive Care Units are almost full. There was a crisis meeting by the stakeholders about the situation, the results of which President Museveni is expected to communicate to the country uin is state of the nation address later today.

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Some of the bodabodas that were impounded by Police. PHOTOS BY UGANDA POLICE.

As we wait for the President to speak, the Police have already swung into action. Last night, hundreds of bodabodas and vehicles were impounded by the Police in the Kampala Metropolitan area in an operation aimed at intensifying curfew so as to enforce the Ministry of Health Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

The Police said that a number of the arrested suspects were in bars, and others had no masks on.

“Those arrested will be produced in courts of law on Monday, charged with negligent acts likely to spread an infectious disease. These operations are continuous. Those who don’t want to fall victim should follow guidelines issued by the Ministry of health,” the Police shared on its official social media pages.

As of Wednesday, May 26, 2021, the results of COVID-19 tests done that day confirmed 637 new cases taking the cumulative confirmed cases in the country to 45,231. Here is the breakdown of the numbers.

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