Kawempe Police Station will today undergo a disinfection process for a few days following the news of a 15-year-old defilement suspect in custody who tested positive for COVID 19 on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has also started tracing for contacts to the teenage boy as samples from Police staff, other suspects in custody, and the teenager have all been taken for testing.

Kampala metropolitan police mouthpiece says the boy who had no symptoms of the COVID-19 virus is currently hospitalized at the Entebbe Grade B Hospital for treatment.

Onyango says that the Kawempe police post remains closed to the public while the process of disinfection goes on.

“At the moment, we are not registering new cases at the station but attending to emergencies only”.Onyango said

The teenage suspect a resident of Bwaise village was arrested for reportedly defiling a three-year-old girl.

He was later presented before the Nabweru Magistrate’s court where he was sent to a juvenile remand home at Naguru.

Kampala metropolitan police mouthpiece says the officials at the remand home demanded COVID 19 negative certificate before he could be admitted which compelled police to carry out a test that returned positive.

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health confirmed 201 new Coronavirus cases in Uganda.

Uganda’s tally for confirmed COVID -19 cases now stands at 4,101 after the Ministry of Health confirmed 201 new cases on Wednesday.

Uganda also has 1,876 recoveries and 46 deaths .