In the judgement read out by the Mukono High Court Registrar Harriet Ssali, Justice Margret Mutonyi awarded each of the applicants after their rights to a peaceful demonstration were abused, unlawfully arrested and detained.
Grace Acayo, a concerned resident explained that suspected patients have often been sighted sending children to buy for them cigarettes and drinking water from the adjacent shops in Anaka Town Council, a practice which puts the children at the risk of picking infections and passing them onto others.
Elizabeth Mirembe Kwagala, the Chairperson of Persons Living with Albinism in Luweero district says that many of them have not been able to access the lotions due to the ban on public transport, yet they cannot be easily accessed in local markets.
Dr. Jackson Orem, the UCI Executive Director told URN that the task force and Works and Transport Ministry availed them two buses plying the Northern and Eastern routes to take up to a hundred patients.
Patrick Lukas, the School Management Committee Chairperson, says they have had a bad history of hosting people who mismanage the school and leave in sorry state.
Among which are fencing off the ground, providing a separate toilet facility for the truck drivers, two separate water points to be connected by National Water and Sewerage Cooperation at the school and extending electric power to the compound.
The Resident District Commissioner who also chairs the District Covid19 Task Force Task Force, Rose Mary Byabasaija and acting District Health Officer, Margret Nannozi say whereas the Health Ministry has made repeated promises to send PPEs, they haven’t received any.
Data from the Ministry of Health shows, that 57.4 per cent of the treated patients did not present any of the symptoms mentioned. It further shows that of those that presented symptoms, 43 percent had cough while 37 percent presented with fever and chest pain.
Michael Lakony, the Amuru District Chairperson says community members along Gulu-Nimule and Karuma-Pakwach highway still stand a risk of infection as some of them pick up the used materials dropped by the truckers.
Doctor Innocent Nkonwa the Luweero District Health Officer says that he immediately alerted Doctor Atek Kagirita, the COVID-19 incident commander in the Health Ministry who immediately sent in ambulance that picked the positive truck driver and transferred him to isolation facility at Mulago Hospital for treatment.
Some of the women threatened to strip naked accusing the district chairperson of considering a small group yet they are equally affected by the ongoing lockdown induced by the outbreak of Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
Business and traffic were paralyzed as security personnel hunted for suspected contacts of the driver. However, five people were traced and immediately whisked away to the Gulu School of Clinical Officers quarantine facility.
Amuru District Health Officer, Dr Patrick Odong Olwedo revealed that currently, only 13 health workers are deployed at the border screening point. They include four clinical officers who do the screening, four laboratory technicians and support staff.