By Dramadri Federick

Arua City. Following the confirmation of two positive cases of the Corona virus with whom twelve people from West Nile came into contact, Arua District COVID-19 task-force has directed that Arua prisons primary school quarantine Center be reopened.

Last week Sub county NRM chairpersons and their secretaries were invited from the various districts of Pakwachi, Nebbi, Zombo, Madi Okollo, Arua, Terego, Maracha, Koboko, and Yumbe. Two of these officials tested positive for Corona virus.

According to one of the contacts who is now quarantined they might became victims as they traveled in the same vehicle.

Two leaders from selected sub counties in the various districts across West Nile have were invited by the president to witness the launch of the yellow bicycles for to LC1 and LC2’s and motorcycles for LC 3’s. We were tested at Karuma in Kamudini town for Corona virus as a prerequisite to allow us to reached Kampala, on the way we got information that one of us has tested positive, they isolated him. As we reached NRM Secretariat we also tested and one person tested positive again they have been taken for treatment to Entebbe and Naguru respectively. 

He further appeals to the NRM Secretariat to extend support to their families that they have left behind as they are working for the party.

As we have been charitably working for the party, I urge the Secretariat of NRM to help our families with food and medication because we are still going to be away from the for the next fourteen days.

Another person from the Quarantine centre said many of their members escaped into the communities .

when the driver just stopped at Pakwachi town, those from Pakwachi, Zombo and Nebbi jumped off vehicle but we don’t know where they have gone. To make matters worse the secretary who was working with the chairman who tested positive in Zombo also escaped into the community.  Meanwhile those from Madi Okollo district  picked a different vehicle and escaped quarantine, I appeal to the district task forces to search for these people to avoid community infections.

The District Health Officer, Arua district Paul Bishop Drileba confirms receiving the contacts and adds that the reopening comes after a directive issued by the NRM Secretariat following the two cases.

We received a notice from the NRM Secretariat who escorted the twelve contacts to reopen the quarantine Center, you and I know that the quarantine Center was closed due to lack of food and welfare support.

The D.H.O added that those districts whose residents are at large should find a way of getting them and they should be take to their various quarantine centers, this is to avoid the spread of the disease if infected persons are among them.

Arua district COVID-19 task force now has forty four positive cases in Arua Regional Referral Hospital, twelve contacts under institutional Quarantine and three hundred fifty three under self quarantine. End