At least 32 Commercial sex workers alongside their clients in Kabale Municipality have been put under quarantine , as a precautionary measure against the spread of Covid-19.
The sex workers are suspected to have come into contact with the Covid-19 patient, a Kenyan driver who is currently admitted at Kabale Regional referral hospital.
The suspects include 25 women from Rwanda along with their 7 Ugandan counterparts.
The Covid-19 patient allegedly parked his vehicle in Kabale town, opposite Bombocha bar, which is infamously known for hosting sex workers. The patient, upon interrogation by security said came into contact with a shoe cobbler in that area before he proceeded to Kisoro town, later to Rwanda through Chanika Border.
They sex workers were isolated during an operation to implement the presidential directives by the Kabale district Covid-19 taskforce that was led by the Kabale Resident District Commissioner Darius Nandinda, the Kabale District Police Commander Brain Ampaire, and the Kabale Municipality Mayor Sentaro Byamugisha among others.
18 people were isolated at Safe lodge, seven at Bambocha bar and lodge and other seven at Oceans bar and lodge.
Nandinda who is also the Chairperson of Kabale District Covid 19 task force told our reporter that they decided to put them under quarantine on suspicion that one of them could have come into contact with the Covid 19 patient.
He also added that they were also found congested while drinking beer, which is against the Presidential directive on public gathering.
According to Nandinda, the sex workers’ samples will be collected from them as soon as possible and will be taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute in Kampala for examination.
They will spend the mandatory 14 days at their respective places under the strict guard of security.
Security in Kabale municipalty is hunting for possible contacts of the Kenyan driver who’s currently admitted of Covid-19 .
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