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Kitgum Gets 10,000 face Masks To Fight Covid-19

Oryem notes that the government is already making strides to protecting districts at the various borderlines were some foreigners are suspected to be infiltrating through porous routes by deploying soldiers. Kitgum and Lamwo districts both borders South Sudan which has several unmanned porous border points.

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The Kitgum District COVID-19 Taskforce has received a donation of 10,000 non-woven face masks to aid the fight against the spread of coronavirus disease-COVID-19. The donation which also comprises five high tech infrared thermometer guns were delivered on Friday by Chua East Member of Parliament Henry Okello Oryem.

Oryem said the donation is expected to be distributed to the health facilities and community members exposed to risks of coronavirus.

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Oryem says the task-force has a responsibility to work tirelessly and remain alert at all times to prevent those who may not adhere to guidelines issued by the government as preventive measures to curb the spread of coronavirus disease.

He notes that the government is already making strides to protecting districts at the various borderlines were some foreigners are suspected to be infiltrating through porous routes by deploying soldiers. Kitgum and Lamwo districts both borders South Sudan which has several unmanned porous border points.

Oryem says the army has now decided that such entry points be sealed off to prevent importation of coronavirus into the region citing that Uganda People’s Defense Forces soldiers and Local Defense Unit personnel are being beefed.

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Kitgum District Chief Administrative Officer Martin Jacan Gwokto applauded Oryem for his kind gesture and promised that the donation will be put into good use with transparency.

“We shall use the donation transparently, observe frugality and be able to account for it to the public and government,” He says.

Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech says the donation will be delivered to the various health facilities to help the health workers who are at the front line of fighting covid-19.

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