Some of the women with physical disabilities note that they are deprived of basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. They also cited abuse by their spouses who impregnate them and disappear leaving them to languish.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director-General of Health Services, says such books and pens have been deemed superspreaders by researchers since SARS - COV – 2, the virus that causes COVID-19 can last up to five days on such surfaces.
Bahati says they have resigned to prayer and herbal concoctions after they realized they can’t afford to self-isolate or even social distance with their nature of households where in many cases families share a single room. On average, she says, there is one room for a family of five in the areas of Kafumbe Mukasa, Katwe and Ndebba where she is designated as a VHT.
Jane Asiimwe the Resident District Commissioner who also chairs the District COVID-19 taskforce, says they have decided to close the offices to stop further spread of the virus as they also disinfect the offices.
He says majority of the participants said that their children’s learning was grossly affected whereby 39.4% reported children didn’t access learning materials whereas others said because of the structure of their households their children at 18.4% cannot focus while studying from home.