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Speaking at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala today, Fred Enanga, the spokesperson of the Uganda Police said they are concerned that in the recent days, a number of opposition politicians have publicly doubted the presence of COVID-19 in Uganda, yet there is enough evidence to confirm it exists.
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The Joint Security Taskforce has cautioned politicians
against making statements that the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) does not exist in Uganda.
Speaking at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala today,
Fred Enanga, the spokesperson of the Uganda Police said they are concerned that
in the recent days, a number of opposition politicians have publicly doubted the presence
of COVID-19 in Uganda, yet there is enough evidence to confirm it exists.
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In several addresses following the announcement by
the Electoral Commission that it was moving ahead with the 2022 elections but
devoid of public campaigns, politicians like Bobi Wine, Francis Zaake, Muwanga
Kivumbi and Wasswa Biriggwa said Uganda's COVID-19 cases seem to be more
political than real.
“As we speak now, most urban places are filled with people;
no social distancing, no nothing and if you want to prove the words I’m saying,
go to Kikuubo or Natete or any other urban centre that you can reach fast,”
said Kyagulanyi earlier this week while rejecting the revised Electoral
Biriggwa admitted that COVID-19 might be
in town centres but in the villages, it is business as usual. He wondered how blanket
guidelines can be applied for all parts of the country yet some places have reported no cases. Currently, Uganda has 833 COVID-19 cases.
Meanwhile, the police have also warned people against organizing
or attending house parties, a practice Enanga said is common over the weekends.
He said those who will be caught flouting this rule will be
dealt with, with a firm hand.
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On the other hand, Enanga said they will continue to enforce
the other guidelines that government-issued in order to fight the spread of the
virus. He said in three days they have impounded 442 Bodaboda and arrested
41 people for either moving past 5 pm or carrying passengers contrary to the
directives of the president.