district local government has reduced staff to create sufficient space for
social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID19. The decision comes a few days after
one of the staff tested positive for the Coronavirus disease early this week.
staff is receiving treatment at his residency in Inomo Sub County where he is
also self-isolating. Albina Awor, the Kwania District Chief Administrative
Officer, says they decided to reduce staff to ensure social distancing and stop the disease from spreading among staff.
He says only
departmental heads will be reporting to office at the district while the
remaining staff will work from home.
“With then current situation, you find
that most Local Governments are affected so we have decided to send home some
staffs so that we remain with few staff to enforce social distancing so that
when we need any, we call the particular staff but all the departmental heads
are there,” he said.
Ebong, the Kwania District Health Officer, says their efforts to trace the
contacts of the affected staff are being hampered by lack of Person Protection
Equipment and sample collection kits.
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He said they
are facing lots of logistical challenges.