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EASTERN REGION COVID UPDATES

SOROTI: Poorly Managed Covid-19 Areas Could Increase Infections, Says Security

 

By John Ogulei

SOROTI

 

Uganda could see a surge in hospital infections as a result of health facilities mismanaging COVID-19.

 

According to the East Kyoga Regional Police Mouthpiece ASP Ageca Oscar Gregg’s, leaving security guards to manage these centers is a disaster in the making.

 

Ageca also says the poor adherence to standard operating procedures SOPs like hand washing and wearing masks in hospitals is dangerous.

 

To date over 200 health workers have been infected by the disease.

 

Recently, in a bid to try and minimize the spread of the virus in hospitals, the health ministry issued guidelines to all health facilities. As part of the guidelines, all health facilities are supposed to ensure that people wash their hands and also screen their temperatures.

 

Afande Ageca also added that the absence of basic SOPs at hospitals needs to be rectified as soon as possible.

 

On the other hand, Police in East Kyoga have vowed to arrest all violators of COVID-19 standard Operating Procedures that were announced by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Sunday evening.

 

While speaking to this reporter on Monday 7th June 2021, ASP Ageca threatened that whoever is found violating the SOPs will be arrested and charged.

 

He also appreciated the Ugandan government for working for self-sufficiency.

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MBALE CITY: 30 Boda Boda Motorcycles Impounded For Flouting Covid19 Guidelines

 

By Wetondo Denis Julius

 

At least 30 boda boda motorcycles in Mbale city have been impounded after riders flouted the covid19 guidelines during an operation carried out on Monday 7th June 2021.

 

Adam Mafabi, the coordinator of Mbale city Boda Boda Operators and Owners Association says that 30 motorcycles were impounded during the operation they waged yesterday morning following President Museveni’s speech on Sunday.

 

He revealed that the 30 motorcycles were impounded because he riders either had no face masks or were carrying more than one passenger.

 

Mafabi adds that since they were locked at first last year, they don’t want the President to be tempted again to close their business, the reason they carried out the operation.

 

 

Badiru Watuwa, the traffic warden Mbale taxi drivers and owners association says that the President would have asked them to observe covid19 guidelines rather than closing them on 10th as he promised in his Sunday’s speech.

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