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Nabilatuk, Uganda | URN | More than half of the teachers in Nabilatuk district in Northern Uganda may not be able to access class because of strict guidelines issued by the district COVID-19 task force.

According to the district COVID-19, only teachers with COVID-19 vaccination certificates will be allowed to teach. The decision follows the increasing COVID-19 cases among learners in Nabilatuk district.

Records from the district indicate that 14 out of the 59 COVID-19 positive cases registered there are primary school children. The records also show that only 75 out of the 250 teachers in the district have taken the COVID-19 jab.

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Milton Odongo, the Nabilatuk Resident District Commissioner (RDC), who doubles as the COVID-19 Task Force Chairperson, says that they have deployed police in all the schools to ensure that only teachers with COVID-19 vaccination certificates access classrooms.

According to Odongo, health workers in the district have been given an ultimatum of one week to get the COVID-19 jab. He says the district cannot the risk lives of residents because of irresponsible Civil Servants.