The violators belonging to different religious denominations, were found congregating at Kanyarira hill in the morning of Saturday, July 17.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Theobald Kanamugire, the Police spokesperson for the Southern region, said that the violators include 70, who came from Muhanga District and 169 from Ruhango District.
“In the morning of Saturday, July 17, residents of Kanyarira Village walk up in the morning only to find a big gathering at the hill called Kanyarira. Some of them had spent there a night while others joined them that morning,” said SP Kanamugire.
He added: “Residents called the Police and officers found 239 people on the hill, most of them had no face masks, there was no social distancing as they were holding hands praying.”
SP Kanamugire warned against such deviant behaviours at a time when the country is faced with the surge in Covid-19 infections and related deaths.
“Right now, eleven districts are under lockdown where movements beyond other districts of the country is prohibited so are gatherings in all public and private settings. Such deviant behaviours practices can lead the whole country into total lockdown not forgetting how many lives that could be lost,” said SP Kanamugire.
He advised all believers to go to churches that were permitted to hold services instead of exposing their lives to the deadly virus.
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