By Francis Otucu
The staff of the Ministry of Water and Environment have camped at the Joint Medical Stores (JMS) in Nsambya for an ‘immune booster’, following the death of a senior staffer at the ministry headquarters in Luzira.
The booster on demand, well-placed sources say, is Doctor’s Choice, an immune booster replenishment the water ministry staff believe will boost their immunity against Covid-19.
Senior staff dies
The Second Opinion has learnt that the rush to JMS on Tuesday followed the death of Paul Mafabi, a former Director of Environmental Affairs, who died on Tuesday of suspected Covid-19 complications.
At the time of his death, Mafabi was working as the Country Director, Climate Fund, a donor project implemented by the Ministry of Water and Environment.
The ministry later confirmed Mafabi’s death but did not disclose details.
Ministry cordoned off
The Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) becomes the first to report a suspected Covid19 death, with its Luzira headquarters being cordoned off and staff asked to work from home to pave way for disinfection.
Previously, the Covid19 scare has affected the activities of several ministries and government departments among them the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control.