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33 Arrested For Defying Presidential Directives On Covid-19


At least 33 people have been arrested in Agago and Kole districts for defying Presidential Directives on the prevention of Covid-19.

15 shop owners were on Tuesday arrested in Kalongo Town Council, Agago district for operating without hand washing facilities.

Thomas Amone, the assistant town clerk Kalongo Town council said that the shop owners did not have any hand washing facility in front of their shops and were allowing customers to crowd in their shops against the presidential directive of social distancing as a measure to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Amone ordered shop owners in Kalongo town council to put hand sanitizers in front of their shops and ensure their customers observe social distance.

John Bosco Odyeny, the officer in charge of Kalongo police station confirmed the arrest and they are in custody.

18 others were arrested on Monday from Anekapiri market in Alito Sub County allegedly for failing to adhere to the President’s directives on public gatherings and social distancing after they were found drinking in a group the locally brewed alcohol known as Kongo Ting.

They include Stephen Oboro, 35, Morish Okwir, 19, Tom odongo, Alex Okello 28, Moses Omara, 26, and Bonny Ongom,26.

Others are Terence Okello, Tonny Etem, Denish Nam and Richard Ogwal,

Kole district police commander, James Kawalya, confirmed the arrest, saying the suspects are currently detained at Kole Central Police Station.

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