Uganda Prisons services has revealed that there is a rise in the COVID-19 infections in the prisons across the country but they are handling the situation together with the Ministry of Health.
While addressing journalists at the police headquarters in Naguru, Uganda Prisons Spokesperson Frank Baine disclosed that in just the past weeks, 100 inmates tested positive for Covid-19 bringing the total to 1,438.
He further stated that two people have succumbed to the disease including an inmate from Masaka District and a wife to one of the prison staff at Luzira.
He said that the National Taskforce on Covid-19 will be briefed on the increase in infections in prisons.
Meanwhile, prisons hospitalized covid-19 patients across the country are 141 and 131 inmates have so far fully recovered from the disease.
Nonetheless Baine said that prisons are full but they still have space for those who will continue to violate the orders of government.
He appealed to members of the public to stay vigilant and observe guidelines put in place to stem the spread of Covid-19.