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Coronavirus: Pastor Augustine Iga arrested

By Vision Reporter

Added 28th March 2020 06:59 PM

Iga allegedly uttered and passed harmful propaganda relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Coronavirus: Pastor Augustine Iga arrested

Pastor Augustine Iga. Photo/File

Iga allegedly uttered and passed harmful propaganda relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

KAMPALA - The Police has arrested Pastor Augustine Iga of Revival Church Kawala, in Kampala.

Iga allegedly uttered and passed harmful propaganda relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

The Pastor was in a video recording branded by BBS TV, claiming that the Corona Virus is not in Uganda.

According to a statement released by the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, the video that went viral undermines the government efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and exposes the public to dangers of laxity in observing the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health on its control and prevention.

 

"The action of Pastor Iga promotes the spread of the COVID-19 and can, therefore, be considered as a direct attack on the people of the Republic of Uganda," the statement reads in part.

Yiga is detained at Old Kampala Police Station.


"We appeal to the public to desist from making false or alarming utterances concerning COVID-19 and disregard information not from authorized government structures," Onyango stated.

 

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