14 schools in Mbarara fail to reopen over lack of necessities and SOPs
Mbarara district L C 5 chairperson,John Bosco Tumusiime Bamuturaki who doubles as the vice chairman Mbarara task force has warned school authorities to ensure total observance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the fight against COVID-19.
Educational institutions reopened for candidates and finalists on October 15, 2020 which has prompted authorities to keep a keen eye on them for proper implementation of SOPs like washing hands, sanitizing, having temperature guns among others.
In Mbarara district as of 15th October, 14 schools (not disclosed) failed to reopen because of lack of the necessities and failure to meet SOPs set by the education & sports, and health ministries though Tumusiime said they are guiding the schools before allowing them to open.
Each student will receive a mask from government and every government-aided school was allocated shs1.5 million to purchase necessities in fighting COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Mbarara regional referral hospital currently has 9 active COVID-19 cases and 12 doctors are being tested after reports that they’re positive.