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Uganda Prison Services Suspends Visits To Inmates


Uganda Prisons Service has halted routine visits to inmates in its facilities as part of the preventive measures against Corona Virus alias COVID-19.

Margret Orik, the Northern Region Prisons Commander disclosed this to URN an interview on Thursday. She explained that the top Uganda Prison Services leadership has resolved to suspend the visits in an emergency meeting held on Wednesday.

Orik explained that the suspension takes effective today (Friday) until further notices.

Margret Orik Obonyo,

Speaking at the same meeting, the Gulu Resident District Commission, Maj. Santos Okot Lapolo appealed to all the stakeholders and general public to comply with 12 directives issued by President Museveni to prevent COVID -19.

Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, the Gulu District LC V Chairperson revealed that movements in all markets within the district shall be restricted. He also said they provide hand washing equipment all entrances of markets.

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