KAMPALA – The Commissioner General of Prisons Dr Johnson Byabashaija has said that prisoners will be taken to Court only on Tuesday and Thursday in a bid to fight the spread of Covid-19.
This comes shortly after the President, Yoweri Museveni announcing restricted movements and mass gatherings on Sunday evening as a way of mitigating coronavirus pandemic.
Byabashaija, however, said that the admission of new prisoners will continue at new centers where they will be quarantined for 14 days before reintegrated.
In a statement, the Commissioner General said that they will take random sample testing of 20 suspects before reintegration.
Byabashaija also banned visitations to prisons with immediate effect regardless of whether you vaccinated or you have a testing certificate.
He further restricted staff movements and visitation from community members to staff barracks.
According to the statement, all staff were ordered to wear masks without exception at all times as it is now part of their uniform.