Mbarara District Covid-19 task Force has closed five Hotels for
accommodating two COVID-19 positive cases. The victims were
tested at Bunagana and Mutukula border posts but travelled to Mbarara before knowing
The hotels include Rwampara Suites, Leisure Park International,
African guest house, Golden Monkey guest house and Acacia Hotel all in Kakoba
division, Mbarara City.
One of the cases is a driver with Uganda Revenue Authority-URA from Bunagana border in Kisoro district who slept at African Guest House while his boss, whose samples were drawn and taken for testing, spent a night at Acacia
The other person is a money changer at Tanzanian border of Mutukula
who slept in Leisure Park International and Golden Monkey guest house on two
consecutive days and shared a room with a friend.
Rwampara Suites was closed for safety purposes because it is close
to Leisure Park International.
Emmy Turyabagyenyi Kateera, the Deputy Chairperson of the task
force says the victims have been referred to Mbarara Regional referral hospital
//Cue in: “so in case…
Cue out: …this community infection.”//
Dr Peter Sebutinde, Mbarara district Health Officer, says samples
of the hotel workers and their contacts, have been drawn and taken for testing.
He says that they have profiled the primary and the secondary
contacts and the task of tracing all the other contacts has started.
//Cue in: “contacts of contacts…
Cue out: …is worth doing.”//
Mbarara regional referral hospital is currently managing 11 cases.