The heightened enforcement stemmed from last week’s task force resolution which resolved that people not adhering to the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs will be arrested and charged under the Public Health Act.
The police in Lira City have intensified enforcement of the covid-19
guidelines. The one week operation which started
on Monday was carried out by the police and members of the covid-19 task force.
More than 70 people were arrested for not wearing face masks and later released with a caution.
The heightened enforcement stemmed from last week’s task force resolution which
resolved that people not adhering to the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures- SOPs
will be arrested and charged under the Public Health Act.
Lawrence Egole, the Lira City Resident Commissioner says that the
operation follows a public outcry and increasing cases of positive COVID-19
cases due to the laxity in observing social distancing, wearing masks and
washing hands in congested places.
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Paul Eseru, the Deputy Resident City Commissioner says that the
enforcement shall continue.
Tuesday night, Atin Pacu, Felister and Real buses that was carrying passengers from
Kampala was impounded were detained at Amuca, the entry point to Lira City for violating curfew time.
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Geoffrey Odida a chicken vendor along Obote Avenue says that the operation
He applauds the security and task forces saying
it will help in the fight against the spread of covid-19 because people had
started flouting the guidelines.
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Vendors at Lira main market are also adhering to the SOPs for fear of closure of the market. Handwashing facilities have been
erected at all entrances and exits of the market.
Lira District has registered 160 covid-19 cases with 134 under home based care.