More than 200 people were arrested in Kampala city for flouting Covid-19 guidelines.

Police in Kampala Metropolitan conducted several operations on Thursday night where they netted several people who were engaged in partying in bars, despite a government ban instituted in March due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

More than 200 people were arrested in Kampala city for flouting Covid-19 guidelines.

Kampala central police station (CPS) commanded by Ronald Wotali, arrested the highest number of revellers from bars. CPS, according to one of the police officers who took part in the operations that started at 10:30 pm, arrested more than 80 people.

Katwe police which was commanded by Abraham Nuwagaba arrested more than 70 people who were found in bars. Another police officer revealed that Old Kampala which is commanded by Edrisa Kyeyune also arrested about 40 people violating curfew time and Covid-19 standard operating procedures.

The suspects are currently detained at various police stations as they wait to be released on bond or appear in court on Monday next week on the charge of engaging activities likely to spread an infectious disease.

It is alleged that some bars were raided after setting off fireworks which were banned by the government. On Christmas, Katwe police arrested 147 people found in various bars like Happy Boyz Namasuba, New Best Hotel Nateete and many others.