BY ROBERT EDWOMU
AMURIA DISTRICT: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, 2021
The Amuria district Coronavirus task-force has set local burial guidelines that the communities will adhere to while conducting funeral services.
A committee chaired by the Resident District Commissioner, Lillian Eyal, has approved a number of resolutions that they believe will curtail the community wide spread of Coronavirus.
These are, all burials to end by 2:00pm, cooking of food at funerals prohibited, none core family members must not sleep at the home of the bereaved family and police and office of the RDC should be notified on death in the community.
Christopher Okiring, the Communications Officer Amuria district, said the authorities arrived at this conclusion as a measure to implement the presidential directive and stop new infections.
He said the district is determined to implement the standard burial program to curb the community infections which has left the Regional Referral Hospital flooded with Covid-19 patients.
Okiring reveal that a committee dubbed ‘’enforcement task-force’’ was constituted and will be charged with a responsibility to gazette the burial ground to ensure that the regulations are followed.
The committees will be facilitated to patrol the district to ensure that the infection rate declines in the region.
Soroti Regional Referral Hospital is currently caring for 75 Coronavirus patients on admission some of whom are people from Amuria district.