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COVID-19: Drivers, passengers arrested over masks

By Simon Ssekidde

Added 12th June 2020 10:02 PM

COVID-19: Drivers, passengers arrested over masks

Some of the passengers in this taxi had no face masks and the vehicle was impounded and parked at Mpigi Police station. Photos by Simon Ssekidde

COVID-19 | TRANSPORT |
 
Police in Mpigi Saturday morning carried out an operation where a number of vehicles were impounded and drivers arrested, cautioned and released after they were found driving without wearing face masks.

The operation led by the officer in charge of Mpigi Central Police station Erias Twesigye took place on Mpigi-Butambala road.

Police officers mounted a roadblock, where motorists were stopped including commuter taxis that had more than seven passengers that were recommended by the ministry of transport as one of the ways to curb the spread of COVID-19.

A police officer ordering a lorry driver to wear a mask


According to Twesigye, eight vehicles were impounded and 13 people who were not wearing face masks were arrested. 

Some commuter taxis had more than eight passengers.

According to Twesigye, this was done to enforce President Yoweri Museveni's directives on preventing the spread of COVID-19.

These were arrested, cautioned and released after they were travelling without a face mask



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