The suspects were relocated and quarantined on Wednesday evening according to police and health officials.
Officers at Masindi Central police station.Photo by Emmanuel Okello.
44 suspects who have been in detention at Masindi Central Police
Station have been relocated and quarantined at Masindi Public Primary School. The suspects were relocated on Wednesday evening.
Deo Obura, the Albertine Region Police Commander-RPC, says that they took a
decision after a police detective attached to Masindi police station tested
positive for COVID-19.
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Dr Rogers Musinguzi, the head of COVID-19 case management unit in
Masindi says it was risky to leave the suspects in police cells.
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On Saturday, the detective tested
positive for COVID-19 during the on-going Rapid Assessment Survey being
conducted by the health ministry.
The situation compelled the police top management to withdraw and replace all
the 104 officers who were manning the police station and they have since been
quarantined at the police barracks.
Since the COVID-19 case was confirmed in the district, up to 536 people
believed to have come in contact with the patient have been followed up by
health officials in the district.