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Over 200 Motorcycles Impounded for Defying Presidential Directives

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The police has impounded over 200 motorcycles for defying presidential directives on Covid19 prevention.

The motorcycles were impounded on Monday, according to the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango.

The police released a statement saying, “Following incidents of continued violation of the presidential directives on the containment of the spread of the novel Coronavirus by boda boda motorcyclists, police in Kampala Metropolitan have inpounded over 200 motorcycles today”

It goes on to say, “Police carried out an operation in which officers arrested both riders and their passengers that were violating Ministry of Health guidelines.

Ministry of Health issued regulations that riders aren’t supposed to carry passengers since it could lead to spread of the Coronavirus due to lack of social distance.”

“Several riders and passengers were arrested and detained at various police stations in Kampala Metropolitan Police area.”

The suspects will be charged with disobedience of lawful orders and doing acts likely to spread infectious disease which is coronavirus.

This, according to Onyango, will serve as a warning to people who continue to defy the regulations on motorcycles.

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