Uganda: No Jab, No Entry – Kabale Bans Unvaccinated People From Accessing Town, Public Offices


Unvaccinated people and those not wearing masks will be barred from accessing Kabale town and public institutions to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the district.

This was resolved by the Kabale district Covid-19 taskforce during the meeting held on Tuesday as the district faces a continued spike in the number of Covid-19 cases.

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The Kabale Resident district commissioner (RDC), Godfrey Nyakahuma, who is also the district Covid-19 taskforce chairperson highlighted that the decision was reached to combat the pandemic in the district.

Nyakahuma added that it was agreed that roadblocks be erected and vaccinations points put at all points of entry into Kabale town, to first inoculate anyone entering Kabale town.

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Nyakahuma also says that, for purposes of protecting government workers, unvaccinated members of the public will not be allowed to access government facilities and installations. He also called on owners of private facilities to restrict access to their premises so as to protect their workers.

Ahead of the official reopening of schools on January 10, 2022, the taskforce also resolved that all unvaccinated teachers shall not be allowed in schools, although they agreed to let in unvaccinated learners aged eighteen years and above on a condition that their respective schools will draw a program for them to get their jabs.

According to the RDC, the new guidelines are in line with the December 2020 cabinet recommendations, which called for blocking people without masks from public places. He added that those who will be found without facemasks in the public will be arrested and prosecuted.