William Komakech, Kitgum District Resident District Commissioner told members of the district task force committee at a meeting on Thursday that students who returned home are now a high risk to the parents and community.
The major entry points to Kayunga district include River Ssezibwa bridge connecting people from Mukono and Kangulumira town council which borders Njeru in Buikwe district. It can also be accessed by water through districts of Kamuli, Apac, Luwero and Nakasongola.
Yahaya Kakoza, the Namayingo RDC and Covid-19 Task Force Chairperson in a phone interview with URN says that he developed symptoms of coronavirus and was subjected to the test and was confirmed positive.
“Most of these people are not got at their respective homes when we go to check on them meaning they are escaping to freely join other members of the public. This is very dangerous and could escalate the spread of the virus into the communities, “said Tumusiime.
Idro says people should not buy dexamethasone and Prednisolone which are one of the drugs on the combo lists of pharmacies as treatment for COVID-19 explaining that the drugs increase one’s risk of developing diabetes and can worsen those already battling the disease.
Dr. Nathan Onyaki, the Director Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, says that their plant broke down recently after being overstretched because of the growing demand for oxygen. He says that the situation has worsened because of the upsurge in COVID-19 cases being admitted at their treatment facility.
Dr Edward Muwanga, the Kyotera District Health Officer, says that they are eagerly waiting for the supplies given the increasing number of COVID cases. As of Monday, the district had 388 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Uganda Airlines has also been preparing to launch flights to Dubai at the end of this month using its two newly acquired A330-800Neo Airbuses. And the over 200 labour export companies under Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies (UAERA) will soon meet to discuss the latest move and communicate the way forward.
The construction work after Busia Municipal authorities handed over 2.9 acres of land to the Health Ministry for the construction of staff quarters and a modern laboratory for the Port health facility, which is found at the one-stop border post.