Kabale district Covid-19 task force has ordered the closure of five
non-food markets, following the surge of cases.
The markets are Kabanyonyi, Bigaaga, Maziba, Harutinda and Mayengo.
The decision to close was taken on Thursday during the district taskforce
Godfrey Nyakahuma, the RDC
Kabale says that it was realized that the Covid-19 prevalence rate in Kabale
now stands at 20 percent rising from 8 percent since June.
He says that most cases now are registered from sub-counties neighbouring
Rwanda and markets like Kabanyonyi that attract Rwandan nationals. He
says that the task force will next week hold a meeting with the sub-county task
force and officer-in-charge of police posts to ensure implementation of the
Nyakahuma says that locals and traders illegally opened markets
and flouted the standard operating procedures.
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Alfred Besigensi, Kabale District Health Officer says that there
are 160 covid-19 patients admitted in various health facilities. He attributes
the increase in cases to laxity of security compelling the public to observe
Kabale district has lost 98 Covid-19 patients since 2020.
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On Wednesday, Rubanda district also closed Karukara market in
hamurwa town council, Murore market in Murore town council and Muko market in
Muko Sub County for failure to observe standard operating procedures.