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Kasese still having Covid-19 cases undergoing treatment under home based care

By Joachim Kule

Kasese District is still having 26 active positive cases of Covid -19 currently undergoing treatment under the Home Based Care.

The cases are from the sub-counties of Ihandiro, Kilembe, Karusandara, Bugoye, Ibanda –Kyanya Town Council and Kanyangeya Ward of Nyamwamba Division in Kasese Municipality.

Samuel Muhindo Kabinga, the District Surveillance Focal Person revealed the development on Wednesday while addressing the press shortly after the District Taskforce meeting that was held at the Mayor’s Gardens in Kasese town.

According to him, last two weeks, the district registered 18 positive cases while 12 were registered this very week.

Kabinga explained that since the inception of the second wave of Covid-19; at least 66 people have died out of the cumulative 1,606 number of positive cases.

He was however happy that many people had embraced the Covid-19 jab but only get disappointed with the little doses that the district receives from the National Medical Stores which according to him do not cater for the large populations.

Rev. Ezra Yongeza Mukonzo, the Chairperson for the Kasese district Interfaith Committee, who also doubles as a member of the District Covid-19 Taskforce, told our reporter that the authorities resolved to gang up against burial ceremonies and other gatherings that will be lasting for many hours.

He also said they would begin arresting religious leaders who compromise the Standard Operating Procedures at their respective places of worship.

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