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Police Officers Warned Against Going for Operations Without Protective Equipment

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The Uganda Police has warned its officers against going to the field without Personal Protective Equipment-PPE saying they are putting their lives and those of others at risk of contracting COVID-19.

Speaking on Monday 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.

The police’s comments come just two days after an officer attached to Masindi Police Station tested positive of the coronavirus.

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.

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