KIU, Main Campus – While Uganda currently has 11,621 cases, 103 deaths and 7400 recoveries as of 28th October 2020, 16 districts including Buyende, Kalungu, Kamwenge, Kapelebyong, Kassanda, Kazo, Kiruhura, Kitagwenda, Namutumba, Otuke, Pakwach, Ruburizi, Rukiga, Rukungiri, Rwampara and Kibaale have reported no such cases according to the COVID-19 updates by the Ministry of Health.
This has been attributed to the good behavior, luck and early enforcement of COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) maintained by the districts.
According to the COVID-19 teams that were set up to heighten surveillance, the fact that some of the above districts are either located along busy highways or are near major border points of entry, which are both factors that could have fueled the spread of the deadly virus, did not complicate their work.
They instead concentrated on enforcing the SOPs within their communities which have enabled them to remain on top of their COVID-19 response strategy.
Other factors that played out for them include the good behavior exhibited by the residents of the districts, as well as luck.