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More Than 200 Naked Inmates on Run in Moroto After Jailbreak

More Than 200 Naked Inmates on Run in Moroto After Jailbreak

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Ugandan forces are searching for more than 200 naked inmates who escaped jail, broke into an armoury, then stripped and fled into a remote wilderness area in the country's northeast. At least three people, a soldier and two of the 219 escapees, died in the firefight, according to Brig. Flavia Byekwaso, spokeswoman for the military. The jailbreak occurred on Wednesday afternoon near the army barracks in the district of Moroto. "They overpowered the warden who was on duty," Byekwaso said. The inmates are "hardcore" criminals who were jailed for offenses relating to cattle theft in the region, she said. They took off their clothes to avoid being spotted in their distinctive yellow uniforms and ran into the foothills of Mount Moroto, an underpopulated area that the spo...
Ministry of Health and WHO Respond to a Spike of Covid-19 Infection in Amuru Prison

Ministry of Health and WHO Respond to a Spike of Covid-19 Infection in Amuru Prison

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Amuru Prison is just like any other prisons facility in Uganda with prisoners going about their daily chores and routines under the watchful eyes of wardens. The situation has been like this for years, and it continues to be. However, on 22 August 2020, the routine changed when 153 prisoners and one wader tested positive for COVID-19 at the facility. The confirmation changed Uganda's COVID-19 narrative as this was the first and biggest cluster of COVID-19 infection to be detected in the country, significantly increasing the cumulative national tally. The detection of the 154 cases at the prison facility followed risk-based testing conducted following confirmation of three COVID-19 cases at Pece Prisons in Gulu who had transited through Amuru from Elegu on the border with Sou...
Uganda’s NIRA Headquarters Shuts Down Temporarily After Positive COVID-19

Uganda’s NIRA Headquarters Shuts Down Temporarily After Positive COVID-19

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The headquarters of Uganda's National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) was on Monday closed temporarily after some security personnel tested positive for COVID-19. "One person has tested positive at our head offices-Kololo ceremonial grounds and the person is undergoing treatment. NIRA headquarters shall therefore be closed to the public for 2 days -Tuesday 15th Sept & Wednesday 16th Sept 2020 to prevent further spreading," NIRA said in a press release. The authority said the premises will carry out a disinfection exercise in the premises in line with health guidelines before reopening to the public. The services that will remain suspended during the two-day closure include issuance of national identification documents, issuance of birth and death certific...