The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA), has suspended the issuance of National IDs at its Wakiso district office after one personnel attached to it tested positive for COVID-19.
Also suspended is the issuance of birth and death certificates, fresh registration for National IDs, replacement of lost, defaced and damaged National IDs and correction of errors.
The public has since been advised to access services from any other NIRA office nearest to them, except for National ID card issuance for those who registered at Wakiso office.
“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 guideline,” reads a notice by the NIRA management.
The personnel, a police officer who is said to have tested positive is currently under case management.
As of September 9, cumulative coronavirus cases in Uganda reached 4,101 with 46 deaths and 1,876 recoveries recorded according to figures from the Ministry of Health.