Namaganda Plaza And Galilaya Arcades Have Been Closed Again
Among the Covid-19 cases registered on Monday this week, two were from the Kampala Metropolitan area and these are workers from two city arcades.
As a result, the arcades; Namaganda plaza and Galilaya have been closed again, as contact tracing is ongoing. The minister for Kampala Capital City Betty Amongi confirmed the closure of the arcades.
“At the moment, we have 2 arcades that have registered Covid-19 positive cases; Namaganda plaza and Galilaya. The two people who work in those arcades called our emergency response unit through community alerts,” she said.
Amongi noted that upon tracing back on their contacts at places of work, it was confirmed that these two gentlemen were from the above arcades.
A team of scientists has been assigned to consult and do contact tracing of the people who have interacted with the patients and recommend immediate action to be taken. However, Amongi noted that “contract tracing is still a burden.”
The rise in COVID-19 cases has been attributed to non-compliance to health guidelines by the public.
The Minister also said that since the lifting of the lockdown, Kampala has seen a 50% increase in COVID-19 infections. “Some infections have come from taxis and boda bodas,” she stated.
So far, two arcades and three factories have registered positive cases.