A Ugandan policeman who gave permission to a businessman to hold a party and then attended it himself has been arrested and charged with the disobedience of lawful orders and committing negligent acts likely to cause the spread of diseases, a police spokesman told the BBC.
Samson Lubega, a police commander in Agago, northern Uganda, was detained on Sunday after being at the party organised by someone who had visited the UK and travelled back through Dubai, reports the Daily Monitor newspaper.
Agago DPC Samson Lubega is accused of authorising and attending a party with more than 30 people. The party was reportedly organised by a businessman who returned from the UK through Dubai but refused to be quarantined https://t.co/LfZvTfuzto #MonitorUpdates #COVID19— Daily Monitor (@DailyMonitor) April 27, 2020
President Yoweri Museveni banned social gatherings in Uganda to prevent the spread of coronavirus.