ARSENAL AND LIVERPOOL FANS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH ACTS LIKELY TO SPREAD CORONAVIRUS
By Goodluck Musinguzi
Police in Uganda has arrested 32 fans of Arsenal football club based in England after breaking curfew rules in Kampala City while watching a game between Liverpool and Arsenal.
Uganda government ordered for a curfew since march 2020 in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus. President Museveni also ordered the closure of all schools, churches and open spaces that host many people
After Four months of restrict lockdown, the government started easing by opening some spaces to operate.
However, soccer fans are misusing the freedom to violate Presidential and Ministry of Health guidelines of social distancing & curfew.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango said they arrested 32 suspects for violating Presidential directives & Ministry of Health guidelines of social distancing & curfew.
The 32 suspects were arrested while watching premier league match that is Arsenal vs Liverpool at Katanga in Wandegeya, Kampala.
They have been charged with disobedience of lawful orders and doing acts likely to spread infectious disease which is corona virus. They are detained at Wandegeya Police Station.
The game ended 2:1 in favour of Arsenal. Sadio Mane put Liverpool in front as the visitors dominated for the first 30 minutes at the empty Emirates
The arrested soccer fans blamed the neighbors who called police after getting irritated with shouts of victory.
Private vehicles are allowed to carry three passengers and the increasing the risk of spreading the virus. All Ugandans must be home after 7pm.
Uganda has not recorded any death from coronavirus because the Ministry of health has been effective.