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Mukono RDC halts mourners moving in vehicles transporting COVID-19 bodies

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono Resident District Commissioner-RDC Fatumah Ndisaba has ordered security teams manning checkpoints to stop vehicles from transporting COVID-19 bodies and mourners.

Ndisaba says that several ambulances are now squeezing mourners alongside caskets to beat movement restrictions imposed by president Yoweri Museveni, to control the spread of the virus. And, on the basis of this, Ndibasa says that all vehicles should be thoroughly checked to ensure that persons who are not allowed to move do not enter the district illegally.

“Ambulances are meant to transport sick people but currently, they are transporting bodies with people at the same time… I appeal to police officers manning checkpoint to understand that not all ambulances on the road are serving the right purpose.”

Mukono acting Division Police Commander Ismael Kifudde says the police have been alerted about the practice by emergency vehicles and have already instructed their teams to take action. He notes that they have stepped up their enforcement of lockdown restrictions and curfew guidelines and impound all vehicles found in the wrong.

Meanwhile, some of the residents in Mukono have appealed to the COVID -19 task force and security teams to be accommodative when approached with emergency issues. Solomon Ssematimba, a resident at Nabuti says that many people have lost their beloved ones including parents and children but denied travel permits by the RDC’s office.

But Ndisaba says people with genuine reasons have been allowed to move and advises those who lost lose loved ones in distant districts to present proof while seeking travel permits.



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