Kyambogo University Vice Chancellor Prof. Elly Katunguka Rwakishaya.

Kyambogo University has lost a staff and a student to #Covid-19.

The two are Doreen Mirembe Juliet a second year student of Bachelor of Teacher Education, who has been in Intensive Care Unit-ICU at Victoria Hospital in Bukoto and Atwine Sharon, a nursery teacher, in the Department of Psychology.

According to the Director Human Resource, Richard Keuber Manano, in his communication to Kyambogo University community, Atwine was buried to day Sunday  June 2021  in Kabingo Rwanshetsya Bushenyi District.

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The #Covid-19 deaths have come at a time when the University witnessed a shocking spike in #Covid-19 infections amongst the students.

Recently, the University Management, followed advice from a team of health experts led by Dr. Monica Musenero -Senior Presidential Adviser on Epidemics and Pandemic and suspended all the physical classes and other activities for a period of two weeks.

Professor Eli Katunguka Rwakishaya, Kyambogo Vice Chancellor  while addressing the media last week about the #Covid-19 situation, said that the management was worried because of the overwhelming numbers of cases and that most students had cough and flu.

Prof. Katunguka further said that there was a failure by most Kyambogo community members to adhere to #Covid-19 SOPs, adding that “there is no one who can access Kyambogo premises without a mask and washing hands, however, when they reach inside, they pocket their mask which is dangerous”.

Grace Meregurwa the Director of Health Services at Kyambogo University, last week announced that they had over 50 #Covid-19 positive cases of students and eight- eight #Covid-19 positive cases of staff and no death had been reported.