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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.