Police and the army have reported no major incidents on the first night of enforcement of the COVID-19 curfew.
The joint forces last night started enforcing President Yoweri Museveni’s imposed curfew that will be running for a fortnight from 7pm to 6am.
A total of 60 people were arrested during enforcement of the curfew.
One of these according to a statement by the joint forces, was shot and injured at Kasimbiri trading center, in Wakiso town council, when he tried to physically attack a police officer on duty.
“The 60 suspects are currently detained in different Police stations and will be charged accordingly, depending on circumstances under which they were arrested. Furthermore, a few vehicles were impounded at checkpoints” the statement reads.
In their report, the forces revealed that only a few people did not make it to their homes by 7pm due to “unavoidable circumstances,” and were willingly and keenly able to do so shortly after the curfew hour.
This positive response was partly attributed to a series of community policing and sensitization prior to the curfew hour, as well as the important part played by the media.
“We beseech Ugandans to start their return to their homes on time to avoid panicky movements, running around and carelessly crossing roads as well as haste driving, for those authorized to drive, that can lead to accidents. Let us remain safe from other dangers as we fight COVID-19 threat in Uganda.”