KABALE – The Kabale district Covid-19 task force has asked the government to consider massive deployment of the UPDF soldiers at the Uganda-Rwanda border to ensure that no Rwandans enter into
Uganda through porous border points to avoid the spread of the corona
The chairman of the task force that doubles as the Kabale Resident
District Commissioner Mr Darius Nandinda on Wednesday said that they have received information that Byumba Rwandan district that borders with Uganda has so many cases of Corona virus patients.
Mr Nandinda said that the few UPDF soldiers that have been deployed at the border ever since the outbreak of the Covid-19, require serious
reinforcement because some Rwandans still sneak into Uganda claiming to be visiting their relatives while others.
The total cases registered in Rwanda including those that have recovered are 153.
The health ministry said all the remaining patients were undergoing treatment and are in stable condition.
“The majority are asymptomatic and no patient is under critical conditions,” the daily report by the ministry released Monday reads in part.
The ministry called on Rwandans to observe all measures put in place to increase vigilance against the virus.
Since the outbreak of this pandemic in the country, the Kigali has employed several directives to contain it.
They range from a country lockdown set to run up to April 30th, suspension of passenger air travel and temporary halting of large gatherings including church services and schools.
The most recent measure that went into force on Monday April 20, the mandatory use of face masks in public and in multi-family compounds