The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA), has temporarily closed its Wakiso district office after one police personnel attached to it tested positive for COVID-19.

“As we manage the situation, the NIRA Wakiso district office will be temporally closed to avoid any possible further spread of infections and will be reopened to the public on Wednesday, September 16 once the premises have been disinfected in line with the Ministry of Health guidelines,” reads part of a notice by the NIRA management.

The police officer who is said to have tested positive for the virus is currently under case management.

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The issuance of National IDs, birth and death certificates, fresh registration for National IDs, replacement of lost, defaced and damaged National IDs and correction of errors have all been suspended.

“Clients may however all other services from any other NIRA office nearest them except for National ID card issuance for those who registered at Wakiso office,” the statement reads.

Members of the public have been encouraged to continue observing the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and to take necessary precautionary measures stipulated by the Ministry of Health to reduce spread of infections.

As of September 9, the cumulative coronavirus cases in Uganda reached 4,101 with 46 deaths and 1,876 recoveries recorded according to figures from the Ministry of Health.

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