Over five teachers have been arrested for conducting lessons illegally by the police as part of an anti-COVID-19 operation.
In a bid to enforce the anti-COVID-19 measures, the police have carried out an operation in which they have arrested more than five teachers for conducting lessons illegally.
Last week, President Museveni called for the partial closure of schools, institutions of learning and a section of other activities for the next 42 days.
With efforts still underway to enforce the tight restrictions, the police arrested the school head of Yana Day and Boarding Primary School in Kinubi Cell, Hoima District in addition to five other teachers for defying the presidential directive.
“Also arrested for negligent acts likely to spread COVID-19, are the Ndibalekera Juliet, the Head Teacher of Yana Day and Boarding Primary School in Kinubi Cell, Hoima District together with 5 other teachers namely; Nankabirwa Cissy, Kyaligonza Benard, Ntebenkere Aklo, Naisito Ronald and Mukasa Fredrick, while illegally conducting lessons for 11 pupils despite the ban on schools,” Enanga said.
The police spokesperson Fred Enanga, however, appealed to the general public to remain complaint noting that every particular individual must perform to defeat the virus.
He said evidence has proven that even after vaccination someone can still get infected with the virus, as a result, he said the best way to fight the virus is through observing the standard operating procedures.
“The health experts have even indicated that there is a small percentage of break through infections, in which fully vaccinated people may still develop COVID-19,” Enanga noted.
“Many people are concerned about their children not going to school, about their jobs and local businesses. But the situation can be more disastrous if the transmission rates are not brought down. Therefore the best way to fight the virus is for us to continue social distancing, wearing masks, and restricting movements as much as possible.”
Meanwhile, he disclosed that they have also tightened operations on the inter-district movements. He said they have noticed a section of taxi operators who are ferrying people to the border crossing points, where passengers can walk on foot and cross into the neighbouring district, the board to their destination areas.
The police spokesman, however, raised that they have arrested 1429 suspects on top of impounding 376 motor vehicles and 3,655 motorcycles with the act.
“In our enforcement operations during the week, we tightened restrictions on inter-district movements. In the beginning, taxi operators on both sides of the district, were ferrying people to the border crossing points, where passengers could walk on foot and cross into the neighbouring district, then board to the KMP area,” he disclosed.
“This habit was common at Lugazi – Mukono, Njeru-Jinja, Kyotera- Masaka, Ibanda-Mbarara, Mpigi – Kampala, Wakiso – Luweero and Kakerenge centre etc. We, however, countered them. A total of 1429 suspects were arrested, 376 motor vehicles were impounded and 3,655 motor cycles were also impounded,” added.