from various schools within Kyangwali Refugee settlement in Kikuube
district have tested positive for COVID-19.
Richard Tabaro, the Kikuube Resident District Commissioner-RDC, says the 13
cases are part of 20 teachers whose samples were collected on Friday last week
ahead of the reopening of schools.
He told URN on Wednesday that they were locked up in a
crisis meeting with Education stakeholders to discuss modalities of reopening schools
in Kyangwali Sub County given the development.
According to Tabaro, the affected teachers have been
evacuated to Hoima Regional Referral Hospital COVID-19 Treatment unit for
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The 13 cases to bring to 113, the number of COVID-19 positive
cases registered in Kikuube district since August this year. Ninety-eight cases were treated and discharged
while one person died within the settlement area.