The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has ordered for the temporary closure of Kawempe Police Station after one of the juvenile suspects tested positive of deadly Corona Virus.
Yesterday a 15-year-old Juvenile who is facing charges of rape tested positive of covid19 and was later rushed to Entebbe grade B hospital where he is receiving treatment.
Shortly after the news was circulated, IGP Ochola ordered for the immediate closure of the police station.
Patrick Onyango the Police spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan areas said that the station is closed temporarily to avoid more cases.
“Kawempe Police Station is currently out of use for public so any body who wants to report the case can use the nearby police post,” says Onyango. He added that the station can only respond to emergency like fire, terrorism among others.
Onyango further says that all police officers at the station will be tested and those who will be found with the Virus will be taken for quarantine. He further says that all staff that stay in police barracks will not be allowed to move out until their results are out.
He added that the Ministry of Health will disinfect the whole station to make sure it is free from the virus.