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Curfew hours: 32 arrested while watching Arsenal vs Liverpool

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Police are holding 32 suspects who were arrested while watching an English Premier League game at Katanga in Wandegeya. The suspects were nabbed watching Arsenal Vs Liverpool game.

According to Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, the suspects were arrested for flouting Presidential directives and Ministry of Health guidelines of social distancing and curfew.

He said the group did not observe and standard operating procedures of social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands.

“All of them have been charged with disobedience of lawful orders and doing acts likely to spread infectious disease which is coronavirus.” He said, adding that the suspects are detained at Wandegeya Police Station.

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in Uganda, president Museveni announced lockdown on most of the sectors to curb the spread of the virus. Among them, he ordered for closure of all video halls, schools, universities, transport sectors, shopping arcades, non-food markets among others.

The president has since been easing lockdown on some of the sectors, which include the transport system, among others.

According to the World Health organisation (WHO) there are 13,285,640 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 578,110 deaths. Uganda has 1040 confirmed cases and zero deaths.

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