Experts from Ministry of Health have collected samples from police officers operating from districts along the Uganda border in Kigezi sub region as a preventive measure against the spread of the virus.
Some of the targeted departments included; traffic, the Crime Investigation Department (CID) and Field Force Unit among others.
Kigezi region Police spokesperson, Elly Maate says police officers being on the frontline in the fight against Covid-19 through direct contact with the people, it puts them at risk of contracting the deadly disease.
Maate told our reporter in Kabale town that the samples were taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) Entebbe for analysis on Friday evening.
According to Maate, samples were also collected from other traders at the main borders of Katuna, Chanika and Bunagana like hawkers and money changers.
Maate adds that with the mercy of the Lord, results will come negative