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Over 20 caught in Nyanza bar drinking

By IGIHE
On 13 August 2021 at 06:41

Rwanda National Police (RNP), on Wednesday, August 11, Rwanda National Police (RNP) arrested 21 people in Nyanza District, who were gathered in a bar drinking.

The bar located in Nyanza Cell, Busasamana Sector belongs to one Cyprien Ngiruwonsanga who was also arrested.

Bars are among the services that are still closed under the government Covid-19 prevention directives

The Southern region Police spokesperson, Superintendent of Police (SP) Theobald Kanamugire said that the violations were reported by residents.

"Area residents reported at about 9pm, that there were a big gathering at Ngiruwonsanga’s bar with people drinking. When Police officers went there to enforce the government directives, they closed themselves inside and refused to open. Police officers remained outside the bar until they opened it after realizing that they had no other option," SP Kanamugire said.

"Besides operating the bar and holding prohibited social gathering, this was during curfew hours, the violators had no masks and were congested in a small room easier for one Covid-19 positive person to infect everyone who was there," he added.

SP Kanamugire warned that the Police will continue to enforce the directives and thanked members of the public who report violators.


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