Alex Oryem, one of the two Boda-boda men who were shot yesterday for defying the #Covid-19 directive. Photo credit, Daily Monitor.

KAMPALA- Two men were on Friday injured in a shoot out to stop them from riding on the same motorcycle which President Museveni had ordered to stop in an attempt to stop the spreading of COVID-19.

The Kampala Metropolitan Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said the two “tried to attack the police officers” after stopping them.

Alex Olyem and Kasim Ssebude who are construction workers were moving from Seeta to Namugongo.

They are now admitted at Mukono general hospital.

President Museveni issued a directive suspending public transport including Boda Boda, taxis and buses in an attempt to stop the spreading of the virus that is wreaking havoc in the world.

Uganda currently has 18 cases of COVID-19 and President Museveni has ordered the closure of all the border points.