Failure to observe the Standard Operating Procedures leads to surging Covid-19 cases in Kasese.

By Kithende Obed

Surging Covid-19 cases in Kasese district have been blamed on the people’s failure to observe the Standard Operating Procedures.

The Ministry of Health introduced the Standard Operating Procedures including hand washing, sanitizing, wearing face masks and social distance among others in March 2020 when covid-19 was confirmed in the country.

Addressing the press shortly after the District Covid-19 Taskforce meeting that was held at the Mayor’s Garden in Kasese town, the District Health Officer, Dr. Yusuf Baseke said the disease would have been contained if the people had adhered to the Standard Operating Procedures.

Baseke observed that some people were still conducting normal burial functions even when President Museveni banned people from congregating together.

As of yesterday, July 20th, the district had registered 967 accumulative confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 39 deaths and 36 referrals.

He, however, reported that a total of 445 patients have so far recovered and discharged under the Home Based Care.

He has since appealed to the general public to completely adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures so as to curb the surging cases of Covid-19 within the district.

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