- Prisons authorities have lifted the COVID19 restrictions which were imposed on all prisons.
- Prison officers in charge are to ensure that unvaccinated prisoners receive Covid19 jabs.
Prisons authorities have lifted the COVID19 restrictions which were imposed on all prisons centers across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Frank Baine, the Prisons spokesperson, all imposed restrictions have been lifted to allow normal operations of the Prisons across the country following the full reopening of the economy and among them is allowing the public visit inmates.
Frank Baine revealed that the admission of new prisoners will be reverted to traditional ways by receiving them at the various prison centres and also resumption of normal operations of taking inmates to courts.
However, Baine maintained that only fully vaccinated visitors with proof are the only ones to be allowed to visit inmates while following standard operating procedures such as keeping distance, wearing face masks as well as washing hands.
The letter signed by commissioner general of prisons Dr. Johnson Byabashaija also asked all prison officers in charge to ensure that unvaccinated prisoners receive Covid19 jabs before being admitted in prison.He also ordered that all current Covid19 treatment centers of Gulu, Jinja, Kampala,and Luzira should remain open and admit new inmates.