Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine has been released on bail after being charged with spreading coronavirus.
Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine was detained on Wednesday while campaigning in eastern Uganda and his arrest has caused mass protests which has lead to the deaths of at least 37 people.
He was charged for contravention of the public health act, an offence that attracts up to seven years in prison.
Following the unrest, the authorities have increased security. They say soldiers will be placed at major roads leading into Kampala and a 21:00 curfew will be strictly enforced.
According to Human Rights Watch, the Ugandan authorities are using Covid-19 guidelines to suppress opposition and that the governing party has held large campaign events.
Robert Kyagulanyi, is among 11 candidates challenging President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986.