The 42-day lockdown which was instituted by President Yoweri Museveni on June 18, 2021, ends today. At the time the lockdown was announced, COVID-19 infections and death rates had overwhelmed health facilities across the country. As a result, schools were once again closed, together with other congregational areas like Churches and shopping centres.
The residents include Justine Odieny and John Ebwongu, both residents of Amoru Cell, Kokas Opolot of Onyakai Cell and Patrick Aporu of Omagoro Cell, in Soroti West Division. They were allegedly beaten on July 16, 2021, by soldiers who were acting on the orders of the RDC during an operation in Arapai shortly after 5 p.m.