It is said that in some markets in Huye District traders and buyers carry out transactions in close proximity to each other, posing risks of the virus spread in case one of the people is infected. This is common in Gishamvu, Rango and Rugogwe markets.
“In the Rango market, on Thursday or Sunday there are a lot of people mingling with a little caution,” one of the residents told IGIHE, calling on local authorities to address the risk.
Huye District Mayor Ange Sebutege said they are now focusing on markets and crowded centers to help people observe the social distance.
“We have now taken steps to ensure that if it is a market day, local leaders help people in queues to observe the recommended distance between them and comply with other preventive measures. ”