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RDC Threatens To Quarantine All Politicians As Covid 19 Cases Spike

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By Stephen Enatu

 

SOROTI

 

The Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Soroti has threatened to take politicians who continue to flout the covid9 guidelines into quarantine instead of their followers.

 

John Stephen Ekoom sounded the warning early this week during a district covid19 technical task force team meeting.

 

 

The warning followed a concern raised by the covid19 technical task force team for Soroti District and the Region at large indicating that the number of people testing positive is increasing.

 

The team revealed that on average, 5 people test positive a day across the region since open political campaigns began.

 

Dr. Wilson Etolu, the covid19 focal point person for Teso Region said that the number could go beyond 5 a day only that Soroti regional referral hospital lacks enough testing kits.

It’s from this point that the RDC cautioned the politicians in Soroti to be very mindful of the lives of people by ensuring that all the standard operating procedures are observed.

 

He was categorical on the required number of people per meeting as guided by the electoral commission through the ministry of health.

 

The electoral commission’s guideline indicates that a candidate traversing for votes must only gather 200 people all of whom must also be wearing masks, social distance, among others.

 

Meanwhile a political candidate who requested not to be revealed told our reporter that it’s very difficult to limit that number since politics by its nature is exciting to the public.

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