Masindi Covid19 case is police officer

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A police officer in Masindi has tested positive for COVID19.

Health ministry said the 29-year-old police man was incharge of enforcing curfew in the district.

He was residing in the police barracks at the time of test.

He has since been admitted to Hoima Regional Referral Hospital.

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The police barracks have been cordoned off to curb spread of COVID-19 Contact tracing by surveillance teams is on-going.

He was the second case confirmed on Friday from the rapid assessment survey.

He was responsible for handling suspects in cells.

Five fellow police personnel and two inmates have been taken to quarantine.

Health officials are disinfecting the police station which shows that the virus has entered the communities.

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