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Ntungamo Scales Down Staff After Registering Two Positive Covid19 Cases

Hanny Turyahebwa, the Ntungamo Chief Administrative Officer, says they have reduced staff by 30 percent as a preventive measure to contain further spread of the disease. “We don’t want this to spread to others, so we are asking our staff to stay and work from home,” he said.
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Ntungamo district local government has reduced the number of staff after registering two Covid19 positive cases. The two positive cases are attached to the District Internal Security Office. 

They are currently receiving treatment at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital.  George Bakunda, Ntungamo Resident District Commissioner, says they have temporarily closed the DISO’s office for two weeks to pave way for disinfection.   

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Dr. Richard Bakamuturaki, the Ntungamo District Health Officer, says they have already drawn samples from 50 primary contacts of the two cases. He says they are tracing 50 secondary contacts. He appeals to whoever came into contact with the affected staff to come up for testing.   

Hanny Turyahebwa, the Ntungamo Chief Administrative Officer, says they have reduced staff by 30 percent as a preventive measure to contain further spread of the disease.  “We don’t want this to spread to others, so we are asking our staff to stay and work from home,” he said.  

He also says they have asked people who frequent the district headquarters to stay away. Ntungamo District is a hotspot given its proximity to Rwanda and DRC borders. The district has so far registered four Covid19 positive cases.

The other two were picked from Rubaare and are receiving treatment at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital. Uganda has registered 8,662 Covid19 cases, 4,546 recoveries and 79 deaths.

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