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Buvuma District Suspends Business After Registering Two Positive COVID-19 Cases

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 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 to danger.

He says people are reluctant to observe the COVID-19 guidelines thinking the disease is only prevalent in the mainland districts.

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