By Daniel Amule
The results for COVID 19 tests carried out on Arua Diocese Media Centre – Radio Pacis staff on Friday 14th August 2020 have been released by Arua District COVID-19 Taskforce showing 5 staff tested positive for the disease.
On Friday August 14, the Management of ADMC invited Arua District Health Office to test the entire staff at Arua Diocese Media Centre – Radio Pacis as a safety measure in the interest of the staff and the general public during the pandemic.
The director Radio Pacis Fr. Charles Idraku confirms receipt of the results. He thanked the staff for their cooperation with the testing for Covid-19 which took place at Radio Pacis premises at Ediofe in Arua on Friday, August 14. We have the results, he said, and five of our staff members have tested positive for the disease.
We are very concerned for these staff members and for their families and for all of you. We are fully cooperating with Arua District COVID -19 Task-force for the best care for all. They are advising us on the way forward. The positive cases have been informed and they are being taken for treatment and isolation. The Arua District COVID -19 Task-force is following up on contacts of these persons and with disinfecting our work spaces.
The director noted that Arua District COVID -19 Task-force says it’s not closing Radio Pacis, but rather the radio staff shall be required to follow all the requirements and directives given by the task force for continued operation. He requested the staff to be calm and pray for their colleagues
We continue our ardent prayers for all who are suffering because of this pandemic, especially our own staff members. We continue to follow our strict regulations of hand washing, wearing masks and disinfecting surfaces.
Bishop Sabino Ocan Odoki the ordinary of Arua Diocese has officially been informed about the results as the patron and legal holder of Radio Pacis. The Bishop appealed to the staff to have courage during this time and offered his prayers for the five staff and all the station of the Media Center.
Fr. Charles urged the staff to encourage their family members, relatives and friends to adhere to the Standard Operational Procedures given by the government through the Ministry of Health. He said he is concerned that the pandemic seems to have reached a critical point of Community infection. He prayed that people take this matter seriously and become each other’s keeper for a free Covid 19 community. End