But, even with an ability to take in as many as 100 travellers, many of the travellers would rather stay in hotels where some might need to pay as much as USD 100 ( 370,000 Shillings) per day than withstand the conditions in public quarantine institutions.
This is the biggest number of recovered patients being discharged the same day from one facility ever since Uganda recorded its first case on March 21. The 47 truck drivers were admitted at Entebbe Hospital on the same day and have been discharged after 17 days in the hospital.
Cholera was confirmed in Moroto district on May 12 by the acting District Health Officer Charles Onyang Omuudu after seven out of eight samples tested positive. The disease has so far claimed three lives, and according to Omuudu, the cases have since escalated to 370.
Dr Patrick Odong Olwedo, says as a result, there are delays in tracking community cases, transporting cases and samples for tests as well limited community engagement as far as risk communication is concerned. He says this is increasing the risk of spreading the contagion.
Charles Kateeba, the Managing Director of Uganda Railways Corporation says that they have assessed the risk of resuming operations and concluded that the situation is still risky. He says they will still wait to see the trend the virus takes before they think of reopening.
The task force that started its operations in March with 25 cars has remained with only five functional vehicles after cars belonging to government departments and agencies were withdrawn when the lockdown restrictions were eased.
According to results released on Monday by the Ministry of Health, two separate tests carried out on the deceased found that he was negative for the disease. However, the cause of his death remains unknown, although some of his colleagues say, he was unwell.
According to a watchman who had been tasked to guard the facility, he, and his counterparts from the Local Defence Unit, sought shelter in a nearby room during the downpour. The contacts, who were all in their rooms, used the loophole to run away from the facility unnoticed. The escape went unnoticed until Sunday afternoon.