Covid-19: Police Arrest Congo President's Aid, Uganda Bans Outdoors Exercises
Covid-19: Police Arrest Congo President's Aid, Uganda Bans Outdoors Exercises

The chief of staff to the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Vital Kamerhe was arrested in the capital, Kinshasa, after hours of questioning into the alleged misappropriation of funds.

Kamerhe was questioned over his role following accusations of corruption in infrastructure projects that fell under his remit during the first 100 days of President Félix Tshisekedi’s term last year.

He was driven after questioning to the city’s main jail, Makala Prison, where he spent the night. It is unclear whether charges will be brought against him.

A spokesman for President Tshisekedi is quoted as saying that the president does not comment on the decisions of the justice system.

In another development, Uganda has banned exercising in public as an extra measure towards controlling coronavirus spread.

President Yoweri Museveni said that Ugandans should exercise at home and added that he would post a video on social media to demonstrate how this could be done. He also banned the movement of all motorcycle taxis, commonly known as “boda bodas”.

The Health Ministry has announced that it had confirmed one more case of coronavirus, bringing the total number to 53.