By Innocent Atuganyira
Authorities in Masindi have temporarily closed Kinyara Health Centre III after 11 staff of Kinyara sugar factory tested positive for COVID 19.
The temporary closure followed a district corona virus task force meeting held yesterday afternoon at the Residence District Commissioner’s office.
Wanok Richard the communications manager Kinyara sugar factory explains that they recently did routine screening tests of their staff for COVID-19 and 11 of their medical staff turned out to be positive.
He adds of the 11 staff, two staff exhibited fairly mild clinical symptoms and are undergoing medication whereas the rest are asymptomatic, and they are all undertaking safe home-based care and isolation as per guidelines.
Dr. Patrick Baguma the Masindi District Health Officer told Journalists that the health facility has been temporary closed since they are working hard to ensure safety through spraying around the facility among other activities.
Masindi district has fourteen active cases of corona virus; two are getting treatment at Hoima regional referral hospital, eleven from Kinyara health Centre III while one is on home based care.
Since the pandemic broke out in Uganda last year, Masindi district has seventy nine cases of corona virus, and one death.
The Masindi Residence District Commission Rose Kirabira noted that the virus is attacking everyone despite of age, and has minor signs and symptoms unlike before.
She has therefore appealed to the community to observe the SOPs warning that those who will be found violating them will be arrested.
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