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Dokolo District Receives Face Masks

This is the first batch of government face masks to be delivered to the district ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country in March.
RDC Lawrence Egole inspecting the masks packe din the store

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The Ministry of Health has delivered 170,913 face masks to Dokolo District. The masks were delivered to the COVID-19 district task force on Wednesday.

This is the first batch of government face masks to be delivered to the district ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country in March.

Lawrence Egole, the Dokolo Resident District Commissioner says that the face masks will be distributed to the beneficiaries through the task force.

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With a population of approximately 200,000 people, Egole believes that the face masks are adequate for the entire population of Dokolo District.

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However, some residents are not happy with the late delivery of the masks. 

Jasper Ouni, a resident of Dokolo Town council argues that the delay explains why the district has registered cases of coronavirus.

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Dyson Ebalu, a resident of Otole-mom oleo cell in Dokolo Town Council notes that the masks have come at a time when the district is experiencing community COVID-19 transmission adding that the masks will help curtail further community transmission of the disease. 

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Meanwhile, Kangai HCIII has been re-opened. The Dokolo District COVID-19 task force ordered for the immediate closure of the facility after one of its health workers tested positive for COVID-19.

The health workers at the facility were all put under self-quarantine as tracing for their contacts continued. Patients were asked to alternatively visit Kwera Health Center III and other nearby health centers.

Cumulatively, the district has registered 11 positive cases of which five were community cases which were successfully contained. The task force has started testing all the civil servants in the district in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.