Luzira Prison Under Partial Lockdown Over Surging Covid-19 Cases
By Uganda Online Media
President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Maj Tom Magambo who has been in the Internal Security Organisations(ISO) as the new police Criminal Investigations Director.
“President Museveni has promoted Private Tom Magambo to the rank of Major and appointed him Director Criminal Investigations of the Uganda Police Force,” the acting UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu said in a statement.
Kampala: Luzira prison headquarters has been placed under partial lockdown following the rise in Covid-19 cases.
According to sources, the Prisons Director of Administration has ordered all members of the prison’s top management to enforce the new directives immediately to curb the virus transmission within the prison.
”Given the trend of Covid-19 cases in Kampala Metropolitan with Luzira Barracks having positivity rate of 77 percent, the management has directed that; prison headquarters is partially locked down with immediate effect,” reads part of the memo.
The memo further noted that the prison will have only 30% workforce working from home, while essential workers within the prison ‘must strictly’ adhere to COVID-19 SOPs.
These come a few hours after the Ministry of Health announced 1,809 new COVID-19 cases from tests done on 28 December 2021 shooting the cumulative confirmed cases to 139,079.
The Ministry also has revealed that the number of patients battling the new variant-Omicron increasing in Mulago Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and High Dependency Units (HDU).