The Joint security task force has clarified that a police internal memo that went viral on the internet on Wednesday, had some inaccuracies and should not be given attention.
“We would like to call the attention of the public to a few inaccuracies in our internal communication to all territorial commanders dated 20.05.2020, giving additional guidelines on the enforcement of the Covid-19 lockdown” police spokesperson Fred Enanga says.
According to Enanga, the unfortunate part of it is that the communication was wrongly circulated to the external publics and went viral. He adds that it is misleading the public against the recent directives and guidelines issued by H.E the President, on the lockdown exit strategy.
“The public is urged to dismiss the false and misleading information about the use of public and private vehicles, as well as the activation of selected businesses” he notes.
Enanga also says that the task force maintains that all general merchandise shops outside malls, hotels and restaurants, and the use of private vehicles will resume on the 26.05.2020 and that all taxis, buses and minibuses will resume operations at 50% capacity in 95 districts that are not along the borders on 4.06.2020. All members of the public will wear face masks.
“Our external publics are advised to exercise caution while circulating any information meant for our internal administrative use” he also warned.
In the said document, police hotels and food restaurants were allowed to open as long as customers observe distance, private cars allowed to move with only three passengers with the driver as long as they have face masks, while general merchandize shops would also open with observance of SOPs.
The letter was from AIGP Assuman Mugenyi and directed to all RPCS, DPCS and UNITS, entitled “Further Guidelines to Enforce Compliance on CoronaVirus Control.