Over 86 revellers were arrested at Levels Lounge Bar, Kamwokya and The Garage Bar in Ntinda, Kigowa on Wednesday 9th June, 2021 while partying past curfew time.
During his address on the state of the new Covid-19 surge in the country, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni emphasised structured measures to help curb the spread of the virus.
Public gatherings, concerts, house parties, bars, and nightclubs were to continue to be closed for a period of 42 days starting Monday 7th June, 2021.
Curfew times to start from 9:00pm to 5:30am were also emphasised by the president who asked Ugandans to follow the guidelines and stay safe from Coronavirus which is wildly sweeping across the country.
Museveni’s guidelines must have fell on some deaf ears as revellers hit the bars and partied their worries away even beyond curfew time on Wednesday.
According to Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, territorial Police at Kampala Metropolitan conducted an operation on Wednesday night in which 36 revellers were arrested from Levels Lounge, Kamwokya.
50 more revellers were later arrested in Ntinda, Kigowa at the popular Garage Bar after a tip-off by a one “Mr. Vibe” on Twitter.
Police announced that all those arrested were detained at different police stations at respective divisions as the await to be arraigned in court on Thursday.
We shall arraign them in court for penalties on allegations of doing a negligent act likely to spread an infection of disease as we await the fine structure from the Ministry of Finance.Luke Owoyesigyire
We continue to urge you to keep your masks on and avoid crowded places. Respect the set Covid-19 guidelines to stay safe.