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KEEPING THE PROMISE: Government distributes close to 400,000 face masks to Mbarara residents

MBARARA- Distributing fabric masks for both Mbarara city and Mbarara district has commenced today as the government has issued out more than 309,500 face masks.

This was sounded by the Chairperson Mbarara district Capt.JB Bamuturaki while handing over the government-approved fabric masks to the sub country chiefs at Mbarara City Council hall.

Bamuturaki has appealed to all the sub country chiefs, parish chiefs and local leaders to strictly distribute these masks for the benefit of the people. He cautioned against selling them saying those caught selling them will be arrested.

In his remarks the director Mbarara regional referral hospitals Doctor Celestine Barigye has said that the advantages of fabric masks are they are reusable. Users can iron them and reuse them every day.

He added that so far now in Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital medics have treated 26 covid-19 patients and discharged 16 with only 10 remaining.

Peter Ssebutinde the District Health Officer has classified the categories of people who will be not wearing government fabric masks such as children below 6 years of age, and elders both men and women, especially those who reside in rural areas deep in villages.

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