A joint security team
comprising of Police and the military has closed shops in Kamwokya, a Kampala
city suburb for violating the presidential guidelines in the control of COVID19
The shops were closed
in an operation led by Ivan Makobi, the Officer in Charge of Kamwokya market
police station. The owners of the shops were accused of failure to provide hand
washing and failure to control the clients who were lined in long queues to buy
food for stocking.
Makobi told URN that many people are taking COVID guidelines for
granted, saying this exposes the community to infection since Kamwokya is
densely populated. He appealed
to residents to implement the preventive guidelines to save their own lives and
other Ugandans from infection.
Sowali Choli, a Police
Officer from Kira Road Police station who was part of the operation, said they
were doing all they can to ensure each and every person plays their part to
stop the spread of the virus.
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Joseph Kakooza Sande,
the Chairperson Mulimira Zone in Kamwokya says Ugandans only act when they see
officers in uniform. He appeals to residents to be mindful of their lives and
take the corona virus pandemic seriously, saying it knows no boundary.
According to Kakooza,
they have already registered COVID-19 case in their area. “One of the three
people we took to Mulago National Referral Hospital for testing turned out
positive and is now on treatment,” he said.
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Jimmy Mbabali, the Vice Chairperson Kisenyi zone says they have tried to
sensitise their people but some of them are adamant to follow what the whole
society has decided to do. He says that when police officers appear and take action
like this, people will start taking the guidelines seriously.
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Kamwokya has over 4221 voters excluding new comers and those who have just
reached 18 years and below. In his
televised address on Monday evening, President, Yoweri Museveni allowed shops
that sell food stuffs to remain open under strict conditioning allowing social
distancing and provision of hand washing