Uganda suspends jail, prisoner’s check outs over rise of COVID-19 cases|News Ghana

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Uganda Prisons Service on Tuesday suspended jail check outs for 6 weeks amidst the continual boost of COVID-19 cases in the 2nd wave of the infection in the nation.

Johnson Byabashaija, commissioner general of jails in a declaration provided here stated all jail and prisoner’s check outs are suspended instantly.

“All visitations to prisons are suspended with immediate effect, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status or testing certificate,” stated Byabashaija.

He stated the admissions of brand-new detainees will continue at the existing brand-new reception centers and brand-new prisoners will be reintegrated after 2 week of compulsory quarantine. “The current court procedures will continue and in addition, prisoners will be taken to court on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Further guidelines will be provided,” stated Byabashaija.

President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday reestablished a few of the previous lockdown steps targeted at lowering the spread of the pandemic in the nation for the next 42 days.

As of Tuesday, Uganda had actually signed up 54,669 COVID-19 cases, with 47,760 healings and 388 deaths because the very first case was reported in March in 2015, according to the ministry of health figures.

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Uganda suspends jail, prisoner's check outs over rise of COVID-19 cases|News Ghana