Uganda Police have issued a warning statement to Citizens against attending or hosting Valentine’s day parties and
According to Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, said Ministry of Health guidelines still stand and the COVID19 instruments:
Onyango added that the Public Health (Control of COVID-19) rules, 2020, that was put in place to fight the spread of Coronavirus are still in operation.
Meanwhile, in a statement released by police, they say, have listened and seen several advertisements both online and traditional media advertising parties in different places like hotels, beaches and other open arenas to celebrate valentine’s day on Sunday, February 14, 2021.
“We, therefore, want to warn the organisers of these parties to desist from breaking the law and stop advertising for the events. The police statement reads in part.
Police further appealed to members of the public to report to police any party or event that breaches the Coronavirus regulations, adding that any person that will attend such events will be arrested for breaching the laws.
When asked about the President’s directive of only 200 people are allowed to gather, Onyango noted that even this will not be working on this lovers day.
“People gather even beyond this allowed numbers and when we arrest them because others have to escape, they will start arguing that they were few. This is what we want to avoid this time” Onyango said.