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Kwania District Confirms First Covid-19 Case, 50 Put Under Quarantine


Kwania district has registered its maiden Covid19 positive case.

The positive case is a 40-year-old male resident of Agolowelo Village in Abongomola Sub County and an employee of Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA.

The patient was intercepted at Dokolo-Kwania border when his results of his test samples that were picked in Jinja returned positive for Covid19.

Dr. Moses Ebong, the Kwania District Health Officer, says the patient is already undergoing treatment at Lira Regional Referral Hospital Covid-19 Treatment Center.

Covid19 spreads through contact with droppings of an infected person such as saliva.

WHO recommends regular handwashing with alcohol based sanitizers or water with soap and wearing facial masks to avoid infection.

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