Fear As Ministry Of Health Confirms 803 Covid-19 Cases From 29 Schools In One Week

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Education Institutions have also become one of the dangerous hotspots for covid-19 after the ministry of health has confirmed that 803 COVID-19 cases in 29 schools around the country in the past week.

The affected schools include; 10 Nursing Schools, 11 Secondary schools, 7 Primary schools, 1 PTC and 1 tertiary institution.

According to the Director-General Health Services at the ministry, Henry Mwebesa even some Universities like Kyambogo have also reported cases and are under investigation.

Mwebesa said that the main drivers of transmission in schools are overcrowding, non-adherence to SOPs and inadequate supervision of the learners. He urged proprietors of private schools and administrators of government-aided schools to be more vigilant.

“I want to appeal to the administrators of the schools to be vigilant, identify sick learners/ teachers early, enforce adherence to SOPs and report promptly to the nearest health facility for any suspected cases,” Mwebesa said.

He also called upon teachers/lecturers who are not yet vaccinated to take the lifesaving exercise seriously and get vaccinated as soon as possible.

The districts that have reported the highest number of cases in the last 14 days are; Kampala, Wakiso, Gulu, Amuru, Moroto, Arua, Mbale, Masaka, Oyam and Kalungu.

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