Over 2,000 arrested for flouting lockdown, curfew provisions 

Posted: 2021-07-26T12:36:29Z
Over 2,000 arrested for flouting lockdown, curfew provisions 

Members of the public have been urged to remain cautious as COVID-19 is still here, despite a decline in number of daily cases, and nearing the end of the 42 days’ lockdown.


Currently, (as of 24th July 2021), Uganda has 92,724 cumulative cases, 2,579 deaths, and 77,171 recoveries, while 1,115,946 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine have been administered.
Now, Fred Enanga the police spokesperson says people should remain cautious as the reduction in cases does not necessarily mean that the disease is no more. 


While addressing the press at Naguru this morning, Enanga said that with the lockdown nearing the end, some people are excited, while others are anxious and worried on whether the lockdown will be lifted or extended. 


He noted that whatever the outcome of the President’s decision at the end of the 42 days, the Joint Security Agencies shall decide whether to upgrade, downgrade or maintain the lockdown measure as advised.


Last week, 2,386 people were arrested countrywide for flouting the curfew and lockdown restrictions. 1,289 were cautioned, 751 were released on bond, 56 have case files before the state attorneys while 277 persons were taken to court.


766 motor vehicles were impounded, 407 EPS tickets were issued, cautioned 310 motorists while 59 vehicles are still parked at different police stations.


Meanwhile, 3,872 motorcycles impounded, issued EPS tickets to 2,859, while 575 riders were cautioned, 447 motorcycles are still parked at different police stations.