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Coronavirus: Museveni Orders Arrest of Corrupt Cops; Health Ministry to Issue New Statement Today

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

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President Museveni has ordered the dismissal of police officers involved in corrupt practices in the war against the deadly Coronavirus.

According to a memo from the office of Police’s Director Operations, all Regional Police Commanders have been told to “take  serious note that H.E (President Museveni) and the Cabinet sitting at State House  today (Monday) expressed with great  concern how corrupt police officers are  frustrating  the implementation of HE’s Directive.”

“One of them is by aiding persons to escape  from quarantined  places,” the memo seen by ChimpReports adds.

“Secondly, by aiding travelers into the country at  border (Airport, Road, and water points) without being cleared by MoH (Ministry of Health) led team”.

Museveni ordered for “immediate arrest and  dismissal of such officers.”

Police today issued a statement indicating how it was enforcing the presidential directives on countering the possible spread of Coronavirus.

However, Police officers have since been accused of receiving bribes to release people from Coronavirus quarantine facilities.

Museveni said RPCS/DPCs/Unit Comanders will be held responsible for the actions of their personnel.

Uganda has so far registered only one case of Coronavirus.

However, the Health Ministry is this evening expected to issue a statement on the situation.

A meeting is being held at State House Entebbe over Coronavirus pandemic.

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