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COVID-19: Kangai Health Center III Closed After One Staff Member Tests Positive

He says all the health workers at the facility are all put under self quarantine as tracing for their contacts continue calling upon clients to alternatively visit Kwera Health Center III and other nearby health centers.
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The Dokolo District COVID-19 taskforce has ordered for the immediate closure of Kangai Health Center III, a government health facility in Kangai Sub County after one of its health workers tested positive for COVID-19.

The positive case is a clinician at the facility who was tested on September 14th, 2020 and the result was returned yesterday.

Dr. Samuel Ojok, the District Health Officer of Dokolo says the affected health worker is a community case.

Suwed Masafiri, the Dokolo District Communication Officer, told Uganda Radio Network - URN that the health worker is currently isolated at the facility awaiting transfer to Lira referral treatment center.

He says all the health workers at the facility are all put under self quarantine as tracing for their contacts continues. Patients have been asked to alternatively visit Kwera Health Center III and other nearby health centers.

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Suwed says their fear as the taskforce is lack of observance of SOPs by people whenever they are in public yet it is a very fertile ground for the spread of COVID-19.

Lawrence Egole, the Resident District Commissioner of Dokolo district who doubles as Chairperson COVID-19 taskforce says Kangai health center III has also been sealed off to the public since the health workers are quarantined in the same facility.

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He however advised patients to seek medical attention from other health facilities for the next 14 days since workers at Kangai Health center III will be in self quarantine at the facility as they wait for their results.

Egole however asks the public to observe SOPs in order to prevent  spread of the disease.

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Uganda has so far registered over 5,250 COVID-19 cases and 60 as of September 18th, 2021.

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