Members of the public are currently restricted from accessing Manafwa Central Police Station, following a juvenile suspect who tested positive for COVID-19.
The 15 year old boy on charges of attempted murder has been evacuated to Mbale for isolation and treatment.
The Elgon region police spokesperson Rogers Taitika says samples have also been taken from the possible contacts, 28 police officers from the station and 6 suspects.
He says the 28 officers have been instructed to self-quarantine from their residences in the barracks.
Taitika also says that few police officers from outside have been deployed to attend to the urgent needs of the community.
The boy who tested positive was arrested after he reportedly stabbed his 10 year old boy.