Panic As Two Schools In Wakiso Register Covid-19 Cases Shortly After Reopening

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Panic As Two Schools In Wakiso Register Covid-19 Cases Shortly After Reopening
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According to media reports, two secondary schools in Wakiso District have registered cases of Covid-19 among three students but the information has been concealed to avoid alarming parents and the country at large.

This development comes after the Ministry of Education and Sports indicated that it is not surprising for cases to be detected in schools because the country is in phase four of the Covid-19 spread and learners come from different  communities.

However, according to Wakiso Secondary Schools Headteachers’ Association (WAKISSHA), they suspect that the learners could have brought the infections from home.

“Two schools in Wakiso District that had done Covid-19 tests among learners found out that three students were infected but the students have been evacuated.” Ms Ruth Mande Muyinda, the chairperson of WAKISSHA said in one of the interviews

In the same vein, Mr Badru Musoke, the executive secretary of WAKISSHA, revealed that the cases were detected three days after the students had reported to school  on October 16.

“One of the schools is in Kiira Municipality, Wakiso District, after students had reported, the school administrators charged parents’ money and decided to test everybody and after three days, the results revealed that three students were positive for Covid-19,” he said.

However, the head teachers fear that if more cases are reported in schools, government may consider closing the schools just as it happened in other countries such as South Africa.

 

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