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COVID-19: Ngora District Offices Close After Staff Members Test Positive

Lawrence Wadada, the Chief Administrative Officer of Ngora says the decision to close the district was arrived at in order to reduce tension from other staff in the district. He, however, hastened to add that all the staffs at home are on call, depending on the workload.
Ngora District Headquarters Offices.

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The Ngora District Headquarters have partially been closed after six staff members tested positive for the Coronavirus (COIVD-19) last week.

Four of the staff who tested positive are from the district headquarters, while the other two are from two Sub Counties of Ngora and Kobuin.

Lawrence Wadada, the Chief Administrative Officer of Ngora says the decision to close the district offices was arrived at in order to reduce tension from other staff in the district.

He, however hastened to add that all the staff at home will remain  on call depending on the workload.

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At the district, only the health department and CAO’s offices were open by the time our reporter visited the district today. Access to the district has also been restricted and those allowed in are subjected to thorough checks at the gate.

Bernard Eumu, the District Chairman of Ngora says the positive cases at the district have reawakened people who had abandoned the Standard Operating Procedures- SOPs laid by government through Ministry of Health to control the spread of the virus.

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By Friday last week, statistics from the Ministry of Health indicated that Soroti District had 26 COVID-19 cases, followed by Kumi district at 8 cases, Ngora with seven and Katakwi with two cases in Teso Sub Region.

At least two health workers in Soroti and one in Kumi districts have also tested positive to the virus. There were 23 COVID-19 patients admitted at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital by Friday last week.