Eriabu Komurubuga, a resident of Masindi town, says there is need for security to strictly enforce the stay home directive by the president. He faults security for laxity in enforcing Covid19 preventive guidelines in the district.
It is business as
usual in Masindi town despite the registration of a confirmed Covid19 case in
the district. A police officer tested positive for covid19 in Masindi district
over the weekend.
This led to the withdrawal and subsequent isolation of 104
police officers from Masindi Central Police Station.
Despite this, hundreds
of people have continued pouring into Masindi town to continue with their
normal business. The high number of people in the town has drawn the attention
of Masindi District authorities.
The Masindi Deputy Resident District
Commissioner, Longino Baheebwa, says security is puzzled by the huge influx of
people to the town center.
He says several
traders have opened their shops in violation of the Covid19 preventive
guidelines. Baheebwa says the traders are neither providing handwashing
facilities nor practicing physical distancing, which might fuel infection.
has warned the residents to immediately vacate the town center before security
takes stern action.
Eriabu Komurubuga, a
resident of Masindi town, says there is need for security to strictly enforce
the stay home directive by the president. He faults security for laxity in
enforcing Covid19 preventive guidelines in the district.
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Steven Wandera, another resident says the population of people in Masindi town
grows by the day. He is worried that the return of people to the town could
escalate the risk of corona virus infection.
Joyce Katulinda, a road side vegetable
vendor, says that she was forced to return to the streets to fend for her
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John Kiiza, a chapatti vendor, says life became difficult in the village, which
compelled him to return to work on the streets.
Dr. Rogers Musinguzi, the head
of Masindi District Covid19 case Management Committee wonders residents have
remained adamant despite the confirmation of a Covid19 positive case in the
On Tuesday, president,
Yoweri Museveni only allowed hardware shops, mechanic workshops and garages,
metal and wood workshops, insurance companies, 30 lawyers to handle urgent
matters and restaurants to resume operations.