The Uganda Police has warned its officers against going to the field without Personal Protective Equipment saying they are putting their lives and those of others at risk of contracting COVID-19.
Speaking yesterday at the weekly security press conference at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson said an officer has no excuse for going on duty without a face mask, hand sanitizer and gloves because all these are available for their use.Fred Enanga Speaking;…….
The police’s comments come just two days after an officer attached to Masindi Police Station tested positive of the corona virus.
Last week, the Ministry of Health started an exercise of randomly testing 20,000 Ugandans across the country at a high risk of being exposed to the virus.
Enanga also revealed that the police had resolved to reduce the number of people it arrests to minimize the chances of their officers being exposed to the virus.
He called upon officers to be extra vigilant because the disease is not selective on who it affects. ENDS.