Rukungiri covid-19 DTF threatens to close two trading centers.

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RUKUNGIRI-The Rukungiri district Covid-19 taskforce has threatened to lockdown Bikurungu and Bwambara trading centers following revelations that they are currently contributing to rising Covid-19 infections within the district.

Speaking with our reporter after the weekly meeting on Covid-19, the Rukungiri District covid-19 taskforce Chairperson who doubles as the Resident District Commissioner Nsubuga Bewayo Stephen confirmed that people and traders within the two trading centers have failed to comply with covid-19 guidelines even as the country continues to register an increment in community infections.

Bewayo added that the taskforce formed a committee that will sensitize these people about deadly covid 19 and if they fail to comply, the next meeting will close the area for two weeks.

However, Nsubuga explained that covid-19 infections have reduced from 49 to 18% within Rukungiri district encouraging people to continue adhering Covid-19 guidelines.

Last week, the district received 2,860 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines and the vaccination exercise started on Monday specifically for people who are receiving the second jab.

According to RDC Nsubuga, Over 7,000 people were vaccinated for Covid-19 and they are now administering the second jab.