Just two days after schools were re-opened, the Kikuube District administrators are in shock after 13 teachers of St. Andrea Kaahwa’s college tested positive for Covid-19.
This comes after 26 samples of the school teachers were taken to the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe where the positive results were confirmed.
While speaking to journalists, the Kibule District Health Officer Dr. Nicholas Kwikiriza said that they decided to halt the reopening of the school so as to prevent the spread of Covid-19 to the students, staff, and neighboring community.
‘We have continued to do contact tracing, established all of them, and taken their samples. All teachers of the school have also been tested’
The District Health Officer also appealed to the school administrators to be vigilant and continue abiding by the Standard Operating Procedures that were set up by the Government of Uganda and The Ministry of Health.
The President of the Republic of Uganda H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced on 20th September 2020 that schools will reopen on 15th October 2020 after 7 months of lockdown for only candidate classes and finalists in higher institutions of learning.
The Parents and teachers followed this directive and the students started reporting to school on the said date.
Kikuube District has a cumulative total of 113 cases of Covid-19 with one death which have all been found in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement Camp. Several measures have been taken up by the District Health Workers ever since the pandemic attacked their community.