Najjera night life eaters who were rounded up last night in a police raid will spend the next fortnight in compulsory quarantine.
Police, in reaction to a reckless social media video, rounded up partygoers at La Venti who congregated in merry-making in the middle of the world’s battle with Coronavirus.
According to the guidelines set by Cabinet and President Museveni on 18th March, bars and not to be open to the public until the country has found a way around COVID19. The guidelines have been revised including that of curfew shifting to 9 pm but the stand on bars is that they are not allowed to operate as yet.
Senior Presidential Press Secretary, Wanyama Don, took to his social media to say that the culprit from last night will be facing compulsory quarantine and there is a possibility of court arraignment.
Fourteen days in quarantine at your own cost. Possible charges in court thereafter for flouting public health guidelines.Don Wanyama
After the video had made round of social media and police made aware of the proceedings, the raid so many scampering for safety and others jumping over the fence to escape capture.
Those who managed to scale the walls or found other crevices to escape are nursing broken limbs, bruises, etc. One case admitted in a hospital in Najjera yesterday has several broken ribs and interestingly, the police are waiting for him to stabilize before he checks himself into quarantine and after court.
The video of the party goers:
People have been warned to be ware and not take advantage of the relaxed curfew measures because the Police is on hih alert, according to Kampala Metropolitan Spox, Luke Owoyesigyire.
Most of the people were taking advantage of the relaxation of curfew. We want to warn the public to at all-time keep in mind the guidelines that were issued by the ministry of health, suspects are all being processed on charges of doing a negligent act likely to cause an infection of a disease.Kampala Metropolitan Spox, Luke Owoyesigyire