Police in Mubende and Kassanda districts have impounded a total of 222 boda bodas, and five motor vehicles for flouting the curfew time.
Last Saturday, President Yoweri Museveni announced a 21-day lockdown in the districts of Mubende and Kassanda districts; to help curb the spread of Ebola in their respective districts and around the country.
The police then deployed multiple task teams in the two districts from the UPF, UPDF, CID, Crime Intelligence, Police Health Services, UPDF Medical Services, and ISO, who are coordinating their activities with the district task forces to enforce the Presidential Directives and Health Protocols being complied with.
Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, said that they have managed to restrict movement into and out of the two districts and between the two districts, stay-at-home orders during curfew times of 7 pm to 6 am, and prohibited public and private transport within the districts.
All seasonal markets have been suspended, all places of worship are closed, and all bars, entertainment gyms, and saunas in the district have been banned.
“We are, meanwhile, regulating all cargo vehicles and trucks, ensuring that only those with one driver/turnboy are permitted to deliver goods during the day. Those in transit are also allowed through the two districts on condition that they do not stop or pick up anyone, “said Enanga.
He added, “All schools are being monitored, to ensure temperature guns are in place and attendance documented. All moves are operational, but with no inter-district movement for the next 19 days.”
Enanga said that five suspects have been arrested for flouting the directives.
“We urge everyone to continue being vigilant and look out for individuals with symptoms consistent with flu, fever, headaches, vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea, stomach pain, unexplained bleeding or bruising, please alert the district task force,” he said.