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IDP sites are extremely vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19 due to the congested nature of their shelters and limited access to sanitation resources. IDPs also depend on communal shared facilities in the camps, further increasing the risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Markets and bus stations are considered to be high-risk areas due to the large numbers of persons visiting them and regular movement at any given time. To curb the spread of COVID-19 virus in these locations, there is a need to take stringent measures.