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Police on Sunday night arrested and detained seven partiers who were caught holding a house party in contravention with Covid19 guidelines that were issued by President Yoweri Museveni.

The seven were picked up from an apartment located in Balintuma village, near Firidina road in Kiwatule, Kampala.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire, the operation was carried out by the Kira Road Police station after being alerted by complaints from neighbors of the apartment.

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“A lot of people would gather in the apartment, drinking with loud music. There was fear that their inconsiderate behavior could spread Covid19 in their village,” he said.

“Our officers managed to access the apartment and arrested seven suspects who are currently being detained at Kira Road Police station on charges of disobeying lawful orders and doing a negligent act that is likely to spread Covid19.”

Since the presidential directive on opening of bars, people had resorted to hosting house parties where they invite their friends and drink alcohol.

The trend grew more common following the re-opening of public transport and extension of curfew from 7:00PM to 9:00PM.

In a related incident, Kabalagala Police also carried out an operation in Bunga at Nomads Bar where 49 people including the owner of the bar, Fred Kamau, and his eight managers were arrested.

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All are detained at Kabalagala Police Station on allegations of doing a negligent act likely to spread an infection of a disease.

Over the weekend, Uganda confirmed 318 cases, the highest number of cases confirmed in a single day in the country and the President is expected to address the nation this week.

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