Police in Kawempe on Wednesday registered a Covid-19 case. The suspect is a male Juvenile, 15, a resident of Bwaise village
He was arrested on allegations of defilement of a three year old girl. The investigations into the alleged defilement were concluded and the suspect was produced at Nabweru court and remanded to juvenile remand home at Naguru.
He was taken there, but the officials at the remand home demanded for COVID 19 negative certificate before he could be admitted. Police took him for tests and the results came back when he is positive.
The child is yet to be transferred to Entebbe Grade B Hospital for treatment.
According to SP Patrick Onyango, the Ministry of Health have took samples of all the staffs, family members and all the suspects in custody for testing.
The Ministry of Health has also started tracing for contacts of the victim. ‘ ‘Tomorrow the Station and barracks will be disinfected’’ Onyango said.
The station has temporarily been closed
‘’At the moment, we are not registering new cases at the station but attending to emergencies only.’’ He said.