The Kyotera District Covid-19 task force has received 200,000
face masks from the Ministry of health. The masks were delivered to members of the
task force on Sunday.
Last week, the government launched the nationwide distribution of
free face masks to combat the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
to the ministry of health, the first 750,000 masks will be distributed first to
communities in the border districts of Adjumani, Amuru, Kyotera and Rakai where
the risk of importing the disease from neighbouring countries is high.
Maj. David Matovu, the Kyotera Resident District Commissioner,
says that the distribution of the face masks will start on Tuesday in Kasensero and Nangoma
sub-county and continue to other parts of the district.
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Edward Muwanga, the Kyotera District Health Officer asked the district,
sub-county, parish and village leaders to take part in the distribution
exercise. He says that another consignment of 100,000 masks will be delivered
to the district before the end of the week.
So far, Kasensero has recorded 15 Covid-19 positive cases while
Ivan Mwesigwa, a resident of Kyotera town, says that he is
optimistic that the masks will protect the people against COVID-19.