Zebio Wasswa, the Buvuma District Information Officer, says all staff and other workers at the district headquarters been advised to go for COVID-19 testing and self-isolate until when their results return.
district local government has halted business until Wednesday after registering
two cases of COVID-19 at its headquarters.
The decision was reached after two
district employees and a nurse attached to Buvuma Health Center IV tested
positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.
Zebio Wasswa, the Buvuma District Information Officer, says all staff and other
workers at the district headquarters been advised to go for COVID-19 testing
and self-isolate until when their results return.
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Buvuma District Health Officer, Barker Kanyike says they are
still assessing the patients to determine whether they can be treated at home
or at the hospital. He notes that they also disinfecting the department
where the health worker has been serving and other departments underexposure.
Buvuma has so far registered 64 COVID-19 positive cases. The district is
challenged with limited working space with many offices operating under one
roof. Buvuma Residents District Commissioner, Juma Kigongo, says the government
workers who tested positive meet so many people on a daily basis exposing them
He says people are reluctant to observe the COVID-19 guidelines thinking
the disease is only prevalent in the mainland districts.