Kampala:Authorities have temporarily closed Kawempe Police Station in Kampala after one of the suspects in their cells tested positive for Coronavirus-TheSpy Uganda has learnt.
According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokes Person, Patrick Onyango the incident happened on Wednesday when one of the suspects, a male teen of 15 years who had been arrested on allegations of defiling a three-year-old girl tested positive for the virus.
He adds that the investigations into the alleged defilement were concluded and the suspect was produced at Nabweru court and remanded to juvenile remand home at Naguru.
However, officials at the remand home demanded for COVID-19 negative certificate before he could be admitted, “Police took him for tests and results came back positive,”Onyango said.
” The child is yet to be transferred to Entebbe Grade B Hospital for treatment, ” he added.
The police mouthpiece explained that Ministry of Health officials have taken samples off all police staff, family members and all suspects in their custody and are waiting for results as well as tracing for the contacts of the victim.
“The Police station and barracks will be closed for disinfection. At the moment, we are not registering new cases at the station but attending to emergencies only. We appeal to members of the public who want Police services or have cases to register to go to the nearest Police Station within their localities or any Police station under Kawempe,” he said.
It should be remembered that last month police temporarily closed its headquarters at Naguru to the public after one of its officers tested positive for the novel Coronavirus-according to Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga.
Enanga’s announcement came after AIGP Asan Kasingye tested positive for the deadly virus, however according to reports that came in a few days ago, indicated that he has since recovered from the virus after weeks undergoing treatment.
Since then, the force has been carrying out random testing of officers and Enanga said the exercise would continue.
These comes at a time when the Ministry of Health confirmed 201 new Coronavirus cases in Uganda on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.
This means that Uganda’s confirmed cases rose to 4,101 with 1,876 recoveries and 46 deaths since March when the first case of Corona virus was confirmed in Uganda.