Eight fishermen operating in Kayanja fishing village in the South Western border district of Ntoroko have tested positive for Covid-19 as confirmed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs spokesperson Jacob Siminyu.
“On a very unpleasant note, at one of our borders, when the Ministry of Health tested the dwellers who are the fishermen at the Kayanja border point, 8 of them were found to be COVID-19 positive,” he said.
Addressing the media, Siminyu cautioned the people who work and trade at the borders to be more careful and observe the Standard Operating Procedures.
“I would like to call upon the people who work and trade at the boarders to be more careful. This incident which has happened in Kayanja, a fishing village, can happen anywhere else,” he cautioned.
He further asked parents to emphasize to the young people the need to stay at home so that the fight against COVID-19 can be re-energized.
“Many borders have people who trade and do all sorts of things. I would like to call upon the communities to strengthen their fight against COVID-19 because if we don’t, we are going to sink. The children in the households are not as vigilant as they used to be so it is us to reawaken that vigilance so that they help in the fight against the virus,” he added.
Siminyu also noted that the Ministry continues to work with other agencies to ensure that activities at the borders keep moving but the health of the masses is maintained.