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NIRA Closes Head Office at Kololo as Staff Tests Positive for COVID-19

The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) has closed its Head Office at Kololo Independence Grounds for two days after a consultant tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the internal memo from the Acting Executive Director to all staff, the normal operations will resume on Thursday September 17, 2020.

“This is to notify you all that today 14th September 2020, management received information that a consultant who sits at NIRA Head Office and works closely with our staff, tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently undergoing treatment in hospital,” the memo read in part.

“Management in consultation with the Board has decided that the NIRA Head Office located at Kololo Independence Grounds be closed for two days, that is, Tuesday 15th September 2020 and Wednesday 16th September 2020 to allow for disinfection of the entire office complex,” it added.

The management also decided that the primary contacts of the positive case be identified, isolated and subjected to fresh COVID-19 tests.

All the Directors and Heads of Department have been directed to strictly enforce and comply with the Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines against COVID-19.

This comes barely a week after the Authority closed its Wakiso office after a guard also tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the most recent COVID-19 results from samples tested on Sunday, 179 new cases have been confirmed.

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This brings the cumulative total number of COVID-19 cases in Uganda to 4,978 with 56 fatalities.

 

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