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Masindi Receives 25,900 Face Masks

Masindi district registered its first COVID-19 case on May 1,2020 after a police detective attached to Masindi Central police station tested positive for the Coronavirus during the Rapid Assessment survey conducted by the health ministry across the country.

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The Ministry of Health has delivered 25,900 face masks to Masindi District. The Masks were delivered to the COVID-19 district Taskforce on Tuesday.

This is the first batch of government face masks to be delivered to the district ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country in Mrch.  

Patrick Baguma, the District Health Officer-DHO Masindi says that the task force will start the distribution of the masks to the communities before this week ends.

Baguma revealed that after distributing the masks, the district COVID-19 task will embark on enforcing the guidelines on wearing of face masks by arresting those who will not be wearing them in the public.

Baguma notes that the masks have come at a time when the district is experiencing community COVID-19 transmission adding that the masks will help curtail further community transmission of the disease.  

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Martin Mugabi, the Resident District Commissioner-RDC Masindi who doubles as the chairperson district COVID-19 task says though the masks are not enough, more will be delivered to ensure all the people in the district who qualify to get them. 

He however called for proper use of the masks if they are to serve the intended purpose.

The RDC asked those who will not benefit from the first phase to buy what they will be wearing to protect themselves from the virus as they wait for the free ones from government.

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Masindi district registered its first COVID-19 case on May 1,2020 after a police detective attached to Masindi Central police station tested positive for the pandemic during the Rapid Assessment survey conducted by the health ministry across the country.

The patient was immediately transferred to Hoima regional referral hospital COVID-19 Treatment Unit for specialized medical attention. He was discharged on June 1,2020. 

In the aftermath, all the 104 police officers who were manning Masindi Central Police Station were replaced and quarantined at Masindi police barracks together with their family members.

 

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