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Security to resume operations against curfew violators

Security has warned they are resuming operations against curfew violators

Security has warned they are resuming operations against curfew violators

Security have warned the public against violating the coronavirus guidelines that were instituted to control the spread of Covid-19. Such guidelines include, among others, a nighttime curfew which starts at 9 pm and runs until 5:30 am every day.

But ever since the curfew was imposed, it's not enforced in most parts of the country with movement of people not restricted even during curfew time. Bars are also operating freely, even though, according to presidential guidelines, such businesses are super-spreaders of the Covid-19 virus and officially are still closed. 

In view of the developments, the joint security agencies comprising the Uganda Police, Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) and the Uganda Prisons Services have cautioned that they are intensifying night operations in the enforcement of curfew. This, they say, is to ensure that Uganda is able to control the spread of the new Covid-19 variant, that was detected in the country.

According to the ministry of Health, a more deadly variant - akin to the one devastating India was recently detected in Uganda, causing anxiety on the country’s ability to manage it, given the level of laxity in enforcement of recommended control measures.

“We want to inform the public that due to the emergence of a dangerous and more transmissible strain of Covid-19, the joint security agencies, have heightened enforcement of the Covid-19 measures, including the night curfews,” reads the statement issued Sunday.

Fred Enanga the police spokesperson said they have intensified inspections, checks and raids to counter all violations and defaulters of the curfew and other standards operating procedures. He says that the joint security agencies have asked all commanders to heighten enforcement operations during curfew time, as well as all the other Covid-19 protocols.

Enanga adds that all non-essential movements during the curfew time will be restricted as a measure to reduce reckless and risky interactions at night.

“Our areas of interest include bars operating illegally, places of entertainment, and gatherings of more than 200 people except under very exceptional circumstances by the ministry of Health. We also target motorists, who are not observing the load capacities,” Enanga said.

He added that all persons found breaching the SOPs and the curfew guidelines will be subjected to fines, penalties and or court action, motorcycles and motor vehicles will be impounded.

The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed nearly 3.3 million lives around the world, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. The USA has suffered the most deaths, with more than 581,000, followed by Brazil with more than 421,000 deaths, and India, with more than 238,200 deaths.

According to test results conducted on May 8, Uganda confirmed 29 new coronavirus cases, raising the cumulative confirmed cases to 42,384. At least 399,746 people have been vaccinated against the virus as of May 8.

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+1 #1 @GumPatrickLuis1 2021-05-10 15:37
This people should stop threatening and using curfew as a means to intimidate Ugandan.

There a lot the citizens demands from the government such as accountability for the money allocated for covid19. Let them provide us with the answers instead of threatening and intimidating us
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+5 #2 Kalibbala 2021-05-10 19:05
Failed State Kabisa!! Uganda Today is like a Father who Gambles All the Money to come home with Nothing and Start Tormenting his Spouses!!..Countries around the World have already got used to Living with Corona by Simply following Guidelines of Masks, Social Distance and Sanity.. Kampala is Congested and Stinking with Sewage Floating everywhere When it Rains!

Soldiers are Hungry and Sleeping like Rats! these are The same people unleashed to Bully and torment Poor impoverished Folks!!When is This Nightmare Coming to an END!!!!
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+10 #3 A K Mukasa 2021-05-10 19:48
Once representing the hope and aspirations of many Ugandans he is now representing the doom and gloom, the fears, the disappointment, the unrealised dreams etc.

From hero to zero, the man from Rwakitula like the late Mugabe is riding a very hungry tiger and he does not have many choices.

I can bet you my last dollar that three-quarters of heads of state attending his coronation also lack legitimacy back home. It will be a gathering of criminals masquerading as statesman being cheered on by the unprincipled.
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+4 #4 Danick 2021-05-10 21:18
The means least likely to cause the spread of covid is the one they want to enforce with the most vigor.

The bad faith by government in managing the serious disease that covid is makes the citizens more rebellious to the real methods of disease prevention.

Countries that have curfew do so because of very high spread that is shown by the numbers. In Uganda, its a tool of repression.
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+2 #5 Akao 2021-05-11 03:10
Soldiers are Hungry and Sleeping like Rats! these are The same people unleashed to Bully and torment Poor impoverished Folks!!When is This Nightmare Coming to an END!!!!

This nightmare will not end until museveni dies.

That are a lot of stupid pepole around him making him cling to power at the soul of Ugandans. Unfortunately death goes around and not to these useless people.
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0 #6 Akot 2021-05-11 16:36
GumPatrickLuis1, understood, but,

After 35 years & assured of 40 years in power, Museveni has no account to render to Ugandans but will oppress them more, especially when the slaves want them to share the free money given to him by developed world.

Things are going to get worse as WHO boss is blaming developed world for not giving vaccines to poor countries ruled by demons!

See, the moment J. Biden restored free money to ensure food/shoes/clothes for Palestinians, these are ack to war with Israel!

Funny, Biden gets US OUT OF +30 years of unending Afghan war, but takes his country streight to ensure 'Palestine/Israel' war!
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0 #7 Akot 2021-05-11 16:41
Quoting Kalibbala:
Failed State Kabisa!

Countries around the World have already got used to Living with Corona by Simply following Guidelines of Masks, Social Distance and Sanity.. Kampala is Congested and Stinking with Sewage Floating everywhere When it Rains!

Soldiers are Hungry and Sleeping like Rats! these are The same people unleashed to Bully and torment Poor impoverished Folks! When is This Nightmare Coming to an END!


Thanks.

Just bringing down the tribalistic system & UNITY are all Ugandans need, to block Musevnei & show him way out!

The same UNITY that blocked T.Okello/Acholi, is the same UNITY needed to end Museveni's rule!

What are Ugandans waiting for, 2026 to legalise Museveni again through another fake election?
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0 #8 Akot 2021-05-11 16:47
Quoting A K Mukasa:
Once representing the hope and aspirations of many Ugandans he is now representing the doom and gloom, the fears, the disappointment, the unrealised dreams.

From hero to zero, the man from Rwakitula like the late Mugabe is riding a very hungry tiger and he does not have many choices.

I can bet you my last dollar that three-quarters of heads of state attending his coronation also lack legitimacy back home. It will be a gathering of criminals masquerading as statesman being cheered on by the unprincipled.


Thanks, but,

Only Ugandans, in UNITY, have the legitimacy, power to end Museveni's rule! Until then, he will talk in their name, represent them, receive money given to Uganda & get richer & when he drops dead of old age, his son will take his place!
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0 #9 Akot 2021-05-11 16:55
Danick, thanks, in short,

The more Ugandans keep Museveni in post, the more evil he will get!

Museveni is extremely rich but needs more money while waiting to die of old age, but in post & demons in posts live +90 years!

How old will Museveni's son be when his father finally leaves him the post?

Yet, just bringing down the tribalsitic system & UNITY are all Ugandans need, so, why prefer waiting for his son?

After 35 years, what do Ugandans still expect from Museveni?
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0 #10 Akot 2021-05-11 17:03
Akao, understood, but,

It's the people who bring change & Ugandans who UNITED against T.Okello/Acholi, should know this!

Even Libyans had to finally wake up & UNITE to ensure Kadhafi was out!

Why don't Ugandans want a different country, without Museveni & family owning riches, while enslaving Ugandans?

Without bringing down the tribalistic system that ensures no outsider gets at Museveni, how do Ugandans expect to get rid of Museveni & family?
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