Police has released on bond several suspects in Masindi police station cells for fear of contracting the deadly Covd-19 after one of the police officers tested positive to the virus on Friday.
Mr Julius Allan Hakiza, the Albertine regional police spokesperson, told this website on Monday that the suspects have been released on bond to enable the authorities sanitise the entire Masindi police station.
He added that the suspects who are required to report to police periodically, will be monitored in the community with the help of local leaders.
Ms Polly Namaye, the deputy police spokesperson cautioned police officers to take precaution measures in executing their duties lest they catch the virus.
At least 104 police officers and their immediate family members at Masindi police station have been put under quarantine to ascertain that the disease does not spread further.
The 29-year-old police CID detective who tested positive for coronavirus was transferred to Hoima Regional Referral Hospital for further medical management.