By Agnes Kiconco
KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has reported a surge in COVID-19 cases among schools as a result of poor adherence to guidelines set by the ministry.
As reported by the ministry on Tuesday, 24th November, four schools have currently registered COVID-19 cases. Among these are Masaka College of Health Sciences (28 cases), Vine Paramedical School (30 cases), Kabale School of Nursing and Midwifery (30 cases), Bishop Cipriano SSS, Kihangire Luzira (32 cases).
Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu, the State Minister for Primary Health Care, also noted that there has been a high level of reluctancy amongst the population towards the observation of the SOPs.
"This has led to the increased number of COVID-19 infections that we are currently experiencing," she said.
As a result, there has been a wide spread community transmission across the country with at least 70 districts reporting cases weekly.
This puts schools at a greater risk of contracting more cases since some schools are reluctant to practice the health guidelines that is; washing hands, social distancing and wearing masks.