Meanwhile the Ministry of Health has undertaken up a plan to build a stationed laboratory at the Uganda-Tanzania border of Mutukula to speed up the process of testing people for the novel Coronavirus following the visit of Dr. Diana Atwine, the Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary yesterday who led a team of specialists to assess a situation in Kyotera district.
She noted that the border station requires its own specialized laboratory services to respond to the big COVID-19 threat presented by neighboring Tanzania to provide Polymerase Chain Reaction testing to all people entering the country from Tanzania to avoid delays. Dr. Atwine speakin………
Major David Matovu, the Kyotera Resident District Commissioner and Chairperson of the district COVID-19 taskforce said that the absence of a harmonized approach to lockout the spread of COVID-19 between Uganda and Tanzania is frustrating their efforts of enforcing safety guidelines announced by President Museveni as many Ugandans stealthily sneak out of Uganda and freely do businesses across the border which poses a threat to the country. RDC Matovu speaking…….
Mr. Patrict Kintu Kisekulo, the Kyotera district chairperson had earlier cautioned the government against any possibilities of opening schools before the East African Region is completely free from Coronavirus, explaining that a sizeable number of learners in Kyotera district come from across the border in Tanzania and could easily come with the virus. END