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Kabarole District Staff to Undergo Self-Quarantine

According to Brian Kisembo, the Incident Manager for COVID-19 in Kabarole, the total of confirmed cases in the district now stands at six.
Staff at the Department of Natural Resources in Kabarole District, have been asked to undergo self-quarantine for 14 days after a staff tested positive for COVID-19. 

According to Brian Kisembo, the Incident Manager for COVID-19 in Kabarole, the total of confirmed cases in the district now stands at six. He adds that the positive case is now undergoing home-based care as testing for the contacts continues. 

“He had come into contact with 80 people in the district and we are collecting their samples right now for testing,” he says. 

In a letter that Kisembo has written to the Kabarole District Chief Administrative Officer CAO, Phionah Sanyu, he wants the office of natural resources fumigated and closed. He also recommends that all the other public offices in the district remain with only 30 percent of staff as per the Ministry of Local Government guidelines. 

“All public offices should ensure social distancing, proper use of facial masks at all times, wash hands regularly and monitor temperature before entry into their offices.  Physical meetings should be minimized unless inevitable and ensuring all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) otherwise you are encouraged to use virtual meetings,” reads part of the letter.  

Kisembo has also asked the CAO to ensure that all district staff has pocket-size hand sanitizers and more than two masks all the time.  

Last week, our reporter found out that there was laxity in observing COVID-19 guidelines among the public members in Kabarole and Fort Portal Tourism city. Most of the people are no longer wearing the face masks while social distancing has been ignored.  

Also, all the health centers in Fort Portal were lacking the Personal Protective Equipment – PPE and they were not adhering to SOPs.     

As a measure to contain the spread of the deadly virus, on Wednesday the district supplied 21,274 face masks to public and private schools that reopened for finalists.