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Masindi Public Primary School Designated COVID-19 Isolation Centre

Dr Rogers Musinguzi, the Head of COVID-19 Case Management team in Masindi, says that given the big number of people who came into direct contact with the police officer, they have decided to use Masindi Public Primary school to accommodate COVID-19 suspects since the only one Isolation centre at Masindi hospital is not appropriate.
Masindi Public school that is to be turned into Isolation center.
Masindi Public Primary school has been designated as an isolation centre following a confirmed COVID-19 case in the district.   

On Saturday, a 29-year-old police detective attached to Masindi central police station tested positive for COVID-19. 

This caused panic among health officials and the police prompting the police top Management to withdraw all the 104 officers who were manning Masindi central police station and replaced them with new ones.    

The officers where altogether put under quarantine at Masindi police barracks to curb down the further spread of the disease.   

Dr Rogers Musinguzi, the Head of COVID-19 Case Management team in Masindi, says that given the big number of people who came into direct contact with the police officer, they have decided to use Masindi Public Primary school to accommodate COVID-19 suspects since the only one Isolation centre at Masindi hospital is not appropriate. 

Dr Musinguzi says that the move is aimed at providing adequate space at Masindi hospital and also let other patients to freely access the facility seeking medication.  

Musinguzi says that the school will be equipped with all the necessary equipment ready to handle the COVID-19 suspects.  

He says already they have connected water and electricity at the school and before the end of the week, they will have beds and mattresses at the school.

Musinguzi adds that currently, the centre will be accommodating 29 people.  

The district currently has 67 people put under Institutional quarantine at various places in the district. They include 28 at Masindi hospital, 34 at Masindi Army barracks and 5 at Kabalega secondary school.

Health officials in the district are also tracing for over 2,300 people believed to have come into contact with the police officer.

Uganda now has 89 confirmed cases of COVID -19 of which 52 have recovered and discharged from various health facilities across the country.  

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