Herbert Muhangi, the Isingiro Resident District Commissioner who also chairs the District COVID-19 taskforce, says they decided to close the offices to stop further spread of the virus and ensure proper disinfection.
District headquarters have temporarily been closed after twelve staff tested
positive for COVID-19.
Herbert Muhangi, the Isingiro Resident District
Commissioner who also chairs the District COVID-19 taskforce, says they decided
to close the offices to stop further spread of the virus and ensure proper
According to Muhangi, the offices that were closed on
Tuesday will remain under lock and key for 14 days to provide enough time for
He said they have taken samples from more staff for
screening to establish if they are also infected.
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He says they are lucky that all the cases are in mild state
and will be handled at Rwekubo Health centre 4.
Tumusherure, the Isingiro District Health Officer, says they introduced
mandatory COVID-19 testing for all the thirty staff that were retained as
others were asked to self-isolate in their homes.
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He says the known primary contacts of that staff that tested
positive have also been asked to self-quarantine as recommended by the Ministry
Isingiro District is one of the border districts that is faced with a high
number of COVID-19 cases. More than 100 cases have so far been registered. The
twelve cases from Isingiro are among the 576 new cases that were announced on
The cumulative number of confirmed cases in the country stands at 21,035.