Officials in Uganda have reported an increase in the number of covid infections among the refugees
According to District Commissioner Shafiq Sekandi and chairperson of the district’s Covid-19 task force, there were 78 positive cases established on Wednesday.
Congolese refugees numbering 101, who entered Uganda have tested positive for Covid, which has sparked panic over the possibility that their contemporaries who are not yet tested and living with them may stretch the disease.
Because of the increasing number of cases of COVID among them, the leaders of Kisoro have pleaded with the government and development partners to provide vaccines and to strengthen the screening of both the existing population and the newcomers.
According to the RDC Sekandi, “We suggest that a group Covid-19 screening be carried out before any of the immigrants at the Nyakabande refugee movement camp are given the vaccination.”
Ms. Annet Dusabe, the assistant district health officer for Kisoro, stated that the majority of the COVID cases that were registered among the refugees were mild and that they plan to inoculate the entire population once the vaccines are shipped from Kampala by the Ministry of Health.