The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has been closed off to the public after one of the staff tested positive for the virus.
According to a statement issued by the DPP, Jane Francis Abodo, the public, and staff have been advised to halt any visitation to the offices and premises for a mandatory period of fourteen days until health clearance is gotten.
Adobo added that alternative means of communication should be explored at this time such as the use of online portals to ease operations at the office Headquarters. She further revealed that they’re taking all necessary measures to ensure compliance with the Ministry of Health guidelines in regards to COVID-19 including the isolation of the patients’ immediate contacts.
Sections of the DPP’s office such as the registry and documentation centre are to remain temporarily closed. This comes at a time where the cumulative Coronavirus cases in Uganda have worryingly increased to 4101 with 46 deaths. Places of work are registering a large number of cases mostly through contacts and failure to comply with the SOPs put in place by the Ministry of Health.