Bushenyi District partially locked down amidst COVID-19 surge

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The Bushenyi District Resident Commissioner Jane Asiimwe Muhindo has directed for the locking down of Akashusano trading center in Kitagata parish, Kyeizooba Sub-county for 14 days over surge of COVID-19.

RDC Asiimwe together with the District COVID-19 taskforce her team visited the trading center after the public outcry that some people have failed to adhere Health Ministry’s SOPs.

Asiimwe directed the Kyeizooba Sub County leadership to enforce the lock in cells that include Kabuba, Kibaniga 1 and 2 as well as Itega all in Kitagata parish, Kyeizooba subcounty in Bushenyi district.

This comes after an old woman Banihira Bamusingyire succumbed to suspected COVID-19 related illness. It’s said that the deceased was a resident in the trading and was buried on Tuesday evening at around 6PM.

Asiimwe now says that a fortnight will help the authorities to ascertain the seriousness of the virus in the area.

The Kyeizooba Sub County Chairman Victor Bakikunde said that residents have for long ignored adherence to COVID-19 SOPs especially in densely populated Akashusano trading center.

The announcement comes just hours to the end of a 42 days National lockdown that was initiated by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on 18th June 2021 and is due to end on Thursday, July 29th, 2021.

President Museveni is slated to address the Nation on Friday to give additional measures concerning government’s effort in COVID-19 fight.


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