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Kazo District Headquarters Closed after 12 Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19

Kazo Resident District Commissioner Ruth Sabiti Kashaka says that the closure is to stop the further spread of the virus and ensure proper disinfection. She explains that samples taken from the district staff last week returned two positive results between Monday and Wednesday.

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Kazo District headquarters have temporarily been closed after 12 members of staff tested positive for COVID-19.

Kazo Resident District Commissioner Ruth Sabiti Kashaka says that the closure is to stop the further spread of the virus and ensure proper disinfection. She explains that samples taken from the district staff last week returned two positive results between Monday and Wednesday.

According to Kashaka, the offices that were closed on Wednesday will remain locked for the next five days, and more tests will be conducted next week when they reopen, to guarantee that the affected personnel have fully recovered.

//Cue in; “mbwenu ekyokukinga district…

Cue out…kakiiri okwo omwicubation.”//

Kashaka says that only four staff that head departments will be allowed to access their offices and after fumigation, all staff will be subjected to mandatory COVID-19 testing before returning to work.

//Cue in; “mbwenu twatesa ngu…

Cue out…noba wagishara amaguru.”//

Dr Samuel Kiroha Tweheyo, the Kazo District Health Officer, says that over 1,900 personnel have been tested in Kazo district, resulting in more than 460 positives and 30 deaths since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Uganda in March 2020.

He says all that have tested positive have been sent on home-based care with the monitoring of health workers and Village Health Teams. Uganda since the outbreak of COVID-19 has registered a cumulative number of 126,321confirmed cases.

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