by Okeri Ngutjinazo

The ministry of health says only health workers in high-risk facilities will be separated from their families to avoid transmission.

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This was said by executive director Ben Nangombe on Friday afternoon at State House while responding to questions on a circular directing health workers quarantined at hotels, guest houses and lodges to vacate these facilities by 13 September.

Nangombe said the rationale of isolating all health professionals was to avoid transmissions however as time went on, the ministry developed a document stating that they will assess the health workers’ possible exposure to coronavirus.

“So initially we said anybody that is working at a facility where there may be exposure, that person must be isolated but we were advised by experts that only certain workers in certain working environments need to be isolated from their families,” he said.

He said those not at high-risk of exposure are the ones being requested to vacate the facilities.

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