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Now Ugandans Forge Covid-19 Positive Certificates to Beat Police Roadblocks :: Uganda Radionetwork

Now Ugandans Forge Covid-19 Positive Certificates to Beat Police Roadblocks

The Assistant inspector general of Police- AIGP Asan Kasigyire said that they have noted that the perpetrators with fake covid-19 positive certificates are presenting them to security personnel on roadblocks and in fear of being infected by the virus, the personnel gives them a go way quickly.
AIGP Asan Kasingye

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The Uganda Police officers enforcing Covid-19 guidelines are puzzled over how to deal with some Ugandans who are using purported Covid-19 positive certificates to beat the security roadblocks mostly in Kampala metropolitan areas.


According to police, some people who are not part of essential workers category have started using forged COVID-19 certificates at security checkpoints claiming that they are sick and are on their way to get medical treatment.


President Museveni imposed a 42 lockdown and suspended movements of all public and private vehicles apart from vehicles and motorcycles carrying sick people, in an attempt to stem out a worrying trend in the rise in Covid-19 cases.      

Now Assistant Inspector General of Police -AIGP Asan  Kasigyire says that when the perpetrators with fake covid-19 positive certificates present them to security personnel at roadblocks, the personnel wave them on quickly in fear of being infected with the virus. 


“When Police stops them they flash those papers and claim that they are going for their treatment," noted Kasingye in a tweet. "Our officers quickly wave them off rather than risk catching the virus. We are now going to have health teams to take them for admission.”          

Meanwhile the Police spokesperson Fred Enanga has told Uganda Radio Network that apart from those trying to defy the posed travel movements of private cars with such fake documents; others are using them at the airport  indicating that the were vaccinated and are leaving the country.        

He notes that they have arrested some suspects on the Entebbe International Airport leaving the country with some of the forged certificates from some medical facilities around Kampala and investigations into their matter have kick-started.    

Enanga who did not divulge details or the number of suspects who were apprehended at the airport explained that a team of detectives is currently investigating where and how they got the fake certificates indicating that there were vaccinated in these facilities.        

“We’re still waiting for the full report into these investigations, some people were arrested on the airport, and we shall come out with the report to inform the country the details into that matter, to know whether these people were duped in some of facilities or they willingly bought those vaccination certificates," Enanga said.  

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Recently Police Crime Intelligence raided some private pharmacies and recovered more than 600 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Kampala pharmacies and ministry of health documents including vaccination certificates.  


  According to police, similar operations are still ongoing after discovering that unscrupulous people stole COVID-19 vaccines from the Ministry of Health storage facility and are now busy selling them to the public on the black market as well as giving out certificates. 


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