Ugandan Police Station Closed After 8 Officers Showed Signs of COVID-19 Infections

Namalere Police Station

A Police Station at Kampala Metropolitan, Namalere, has been closed down shortly after eight police officers at the station showed signs of Covid-19 infection.

The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Mr Patrick Onyango, confirmed the closure of the station. He said:

“We have temporarily closed Namalere Police Station because eight of our officers have shown and developed the signs of Covid-19. Police has started working with the Ministry of Health to cross-check with the contacts of our officers such that they are tested,”

He said in the meantime, the division police commander for Kasangati has been tasked to increase the patrolling system within the area and to direct the public to use the main station at Kasangati to continue accessing police services.

The local chairperson, Mr Fred Kiwanuka, expressed worries over the development, as some residents had been interacting with the police officers prior to the news of the COVID-19 infections.

“At Namalere Police Station here, the officer-in-charge was the first person to develop and show signs of Covid-19 and now there are eight more police officers.

We are scared because members of the community cannot afford the testing charges that were announced by government,” Mr Kiwanuka said.

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