WARNING: Police To Arrest Valentine Goers Who Abuse Covid19 SOPs


KAMPALA- SHIFTMEDIA- Lover’s Day, popularly known as ‘Valentines Day’ will be marked this Sunday, February 14.

But despite the COVID19 pandemic many event organisers have been advertising for music concerts, romantic getaways and so on.

Police has however come out to warned such un considerate persons.

Uganda now has close to 40,000 registered cases of Covid 19 wit 378 deaths and 14,000 recoveries.

Addressing the press in Kampala police said: “We have read, listened and seen several advertisements both online and in traditional media advertising parties in different places like hotels, beaches and other open arenas to celebrate Valentine’s day on February 14, 2021,”said Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson.

“The Public Health rules, 2020, that was put in place to fight the spread of Covid-19 is still in operation. We want to warn the organisers of these parties to desist from breaking the law and stop advertising for the events.”

He appealed to members of the public to report to them any party or event that breaches the Covid-19 regulations.

He also warned any person that will attend such events that they will be arrested for breaching the laws.

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. So how do you celebrate?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently listed six different ways for people to celebrate Valentine’s Day amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • The CDC said the safest way — and this shouldn’t surprise anyone — is to celebrate virtually or with people who live with you.
  • “If you plan to celebrate with people who don’t live with you, outdoors is safer than indoors,” the CDC said.
    1. Make Valentine’s Day cards and drop them off at your loved one’s home.
    2. Take a walk with your loved one, preferably outside.
    3. Prepare a special meal or dessert. (It’s unclear if you would eat this virtually or share it with someone in your own home.)
    4. Plan a special movie or game night.
    5. Have a picnic outside.

    In general, the CDC said people should wear a mask and stay 6 feet away from people outside your household if you’re trying to make the holidays safer.

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