KANUNGU- Voters in the NRM primaries held today continued to defy the Standard Operating Procedures which were set by the Ministry of Health to Control the Spread of the novel Coronavirus.
The Standard Procedures include maintaining a social distance of at least two metres between persons, using hand sanitizers, washing hands with soap more frequently and wearing of facemasks while in any public space among others.
But as NRM supporters went to the polls to vote for flag bearers for the district seat, none of the voters kept a distance, hand sanitizers, wore a mask of even washed hands.
At Kanjara village polling station , Southern ward Kanungu town council in Kinkizi east county Kanungu district people were seen greeting each other, not observing social distance and some had no face masks.
At Kanungu town play ground village polling station in the same locality, voters were seen busying hanging one another as if there is no virus in the country, they hand no masks and no hand washing facility.
At Rwamahamba village polling station , Karubeizi parish Nyiakinoni in Kinkizi west county Kanungu district, there was no hand washing facility, voters had no face masks and a few with them wore them wrongly and social distance was not observed.
At Mugandu village polling station, Mukirwa parish in Kinkizi west kanungu district, voters had no masks, social distance not observed and greetings were seriously done in front of security officers.
Alex Turyahikayo,the Kanungu district national resistance movement registrar said that yesterday while a local radio asked the public to observe the ministerial guidelines and special operations standards saying that he even distributed hand washing facilities at every polling stations.
Kanungu district has a total of 150 village polling stations with over 50,000 NRM voters according to the district NRM registrar.
This happens at a time when Kanungu district has so far registered one Covid-19 death, 2 covid-19 positive cases and over 100 quarantined.
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