Whereas the rest of Ugandan citizens have bowed to the COVID-19 guidelines, men in security uniform had defied as though they bore an assumption that the gun would scare away the virus.
Just as the debate is broadening on where they could be deriving their confidence to handle people without personal protective equipment during curfew hours, a 29 year old police officer in Masindi has set a precedent already. On Friday evening, one of the positive Coronavirus cases turned out to be a police officer who is suspected to have contracted the virus during curfew hours.
In a statement by the Albertine police spokesperson, Julius Hakiza it has been revealed that all suspects will be freed on police bond as health experts disinfect the entire police station. He, however, says the released suspects will be monitored with the help of local leaders who will ensure that they report to the station on specified days.
The deputy police spokesperson Polly Namaye said they have contained about 104 police officers and all families in Masindi barracks as a preventive measure curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.
She adds that the Directorate of Logistics and Engineering will attend to all the officers under mandatory quarantine till the health ministry clears them.
Currently, Uganda stands at 89 cases as per the statement released by the Ministry of Health on Sunday evening. Several of the new cases are from truck drivers while only a couple of these cases are from within the community following a random testing program by the government. Today, May 4 Mr. Museveni is expected to address the public as the 21-day lockdown comes to an end.