Kitgum District Local Government has imposed restrictions on public access to the district headquarters due to increased cases of COVID-19 among civil servants.
The Chief Administrative Officer Martin Jacan Gwokto says that the restriction will help to curb the spread of the virus amidst soaring community transmission cases.
Gwokto says they have also scaled down the numbers of workers to 20 percent to minimize contacts, gatherings and possible risks of COVID-19 spread. Those affected include support staffs and secretaries.
He notes that access to the offices remains for critical stakeholders and civil servants and notes that others will only access through prior appointments.
Gwokto says the restrictions have been extended to all local government offices citing works and water department outside the district headquarters and the sub-county offices until the situation normalizes.
Kitgum District has registered a total of 31 confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of which 29 were registered in the past 12 days.