Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga has cautioned motorists as the country’s phased lockdown lifting takes effect tomorrow, May 26.
In a Monday press briefing at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Enanga said his department will not hesitate to arrest members of the public who will flout the existing presidential guidelines. He also stresses that all people who will leave their homesteads must wear a face mask as a precautionary measure.
He also says they will arrest any drivers making unnecessary movements in curfew time. “All the vehicles must observe curfew time. Whoever will go past 7pm, the vehicle will be impounded and occupants arrested, taken to court and charged with disobeying the presidential directive,” he said.
While making his fourteenth televised appearance, President Museveni said the country was headed for a partial lifting of the lockdown where private and public vehicles were to be allowed to operate provided they carry half passenger capacity for public transport operators while three occupants for private cars.
By Monday, 25 May Uganda’s Covid tally sheet had soared up by 14 more cases to make 212.