BY INNOCENT ATUGANYIRA
MASINDI: TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2021
Following the enforcement of prevention measures imposed by the government of Uganda to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the country, Masindi district has seen fewer new infections.
In fact the district last registered a new Covid-19 infection on July 29, 2021, according to Dr. Patrick Baguma, the district health officer (DHO).
“We have 247 cumulative cases of Coronavirus, 37 recoveries to date,” he said.
The DHO said Masindi’s infection rate has fallen by 92% since the containment of the second wave of the pandemic largely driven by the Delta variant of the virus.
However the surveillance and community mobilization team are continuing with their work undeterred.
Dr. Baguma asked the public to continue adhering to the standard operating procedures, including keeping two meter distance, wash hands regularly, and wear masks while in public and avoid crowded places.
He said the government through the ministry of health has done a lot to ensure Coronavirus pandemic is eradicated and it now up to the public to follow the protocols.
Some of the effective measures Dr. Baguma listed include suspending some businesses such as bars, schools, and worship places and livestock markets.