They were arrested yesterday during operations by security personnel in collaboration with local leaders to inspect adherence to instituted COVID-19 control measures.
The mayor of Huye district, Sebutege Ange has told IGIHE that 26 people were caught drinking and urged residents to avoid complacency against preventive measures.
“People should understand that COVID-19 has not been defeated. Violating preventive measures might put their lives at risk and their families as well. We will not tolerate whoever violating instituted measures. They will be arrested and fined, close bars, and release everyone after clearing payments for COVID-19 test,” he said.
Sebutege thanked residents who reported violators and urged them to keep the collaboration until the pandemic is defeated.
These bars violating preventive measures were also closed.