54 Kalangala residents leave quarantine centre

After spending 23 days in institutional quarantine at Bishop Dunstan Memorial Secondary in Kalangala District, 54 people have been   discharged after testing negative for COVID-19 three times.

They were  discharged a day after staging a strike over poor feeding and miserable accommodation at the quarantine centre which is managed by the district COVID-19 taskforce.

Those discharged were picked up from Senero- Beta, Lukindi, Kasekulo, Banga and Bumangi in Kalangala Town Council.

These are areas where a civil engineer who tested  positive for COVID-19, reportedly visited after turning  from the US on March 12.

Dr Hilary Bitakaramire, the district health officer, said on Tuesday that they tested samples from the members of the group three times as per Ministry of Health guidelines and they all tested negative for COVID-19.

 “That’s why they are discharged. We apologise for the delay since we were still processing their discharge certificates,” he said.

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