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Ntungamo Health Teams Monitoring 35 Teachers from Rwanda

Over 500 teachers from Ntungamo and several other districts in Kigezi region have been teaching in Rwanda. However, they were forced to return home when schools closed, in the wake of an ourbreak of the Coronavirus Disease- COVID-19.
Ntungamo District Chairperson Denis Singahache

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Ntungamo district health team is monitoring more than 30 teachers who crossed back from Rwanda.

Over 500 teachers from Ntungamo and several other districts in Kigezi  region have been teaching in Rwanda. However, they were forced to return home when schools closed, in the wake of an ourbreak of the Coronavirus Disease- COVID-19.

Ntungamo Deputy Resident District Commissioner Isaiah Byaruhanga Kanyamahane says that they are monitoring over 30 teachers who have crossed back to Ntungamo lately, many of them entering through porous borders.  The teachers were spotted by village chairpersons and Village Health Teams in Ruhaama, Ngoma,  Rwekiniro Sub Counties and Kitwe Town Council.

//Cue in; “abuturiyo nitu following…

Cue out…in big numbers.”//

Byaruhanga adds that details of some of the teachers had also been through a registry at the Mirama Hills Border Post in Ntungamo District. He says that the book carries Names, telephone numbers, area of Birth and dated of arrival.

//Cue in; “so ekitwakozire tukateka…

Cue out…nikyo tugume tubakuratire.”//

Ntungamo District Health Officer, Richard Bakamuturaki confirms that the surveillance teams are still monitoring teachers who are returning home after the closure of schools in Rwanda.

//Cue in; “eego abashomesa abo…

Cue out: …tokagira ngu nobarondereza.”//  

Ntungamo Chairperson Chaorperson Denis Singahache says Village Health Teams are helping in closely monitoring signs and behavior of the teachers, to prevent any cases of COVID-19 in the area.

“We have integrated VHTs on the task force at village level to monitor and report to us signs and symptoms that might be presented by any of the suspects under self-isolation in their homes.” he said.

Byaruhanga also cautioned residents against hostility to those that are suspected to have Coronavirus Disease but rather report to the responsible people.

//Cue in; “kumanya ekyo kukora…

Cue out…oburweire atabaretera omutawana.”//    

Bamuturaki, the District Health officer, says that those that will present signs of COVID-19 will be taken to Itojo Hospital where they have established an Isolation centre. 

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