At least 75 per cent of the blood units in the bank used to be collected from schools and other learning institutions. But the educational institutions have been closed since March 20, 2020, when the country disintegrated places with large gatherings, as one of the measures to contain the spread of coronavirus disease.
The woman allegedly picked the infection from her son, she visited in Elegu two weeks ago. She later developed symptoms similar to those of COVID-19, prompting her to seek medical attention at the health facility.
Dr Paska Apiyo, the in-charge of Isolation Ward at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital said the patients underwent both medical treatment and psychosocial support and that their quick recovery follows their cooperation and compliance with the health workers.
His uncle, John Bosco Odongkene, says the young man drunk a poisonous substance on Saturday last week after he was tasked by village elders to buy 2 cattle for the girl’s parents and pay Shillings 200, 000 to cleanse the girl.
Brian Okello, a resident of Ongako Sub–County in Omoro district was recently captured on a video attacking his grandmother Lucy Anek, 82. The video caused public uproar on social media leading to Okello’s arrest and trial on charges of attempted murder.
The suspect is 27-year-old Pamela Akullu, a resident of Leb-ngec village in Lungulu Sub –County in Nwoya district. She reportedly committed the offense in the night of May 8th after luring the minor to escort her to a neighbor’s home.
Charles Arum, one of the sign language interpreters revealed that they move with health workers in the district who speak about the pandemic, preventive measures and its impact as they interpret it to the disabled.
Dr. Paska Apiyo, the Head of Case Management under the Gulu District COVID -19 Taskforce told URN in an interview that they dispatched the samples of the duo to Uganda Virus Research Institute on Sunday and we still waiting for the results
The ban was issued by Gulu Resident District Commissioner Maj. Santos Okot Lapolo as the head of the District COVID-19 Taskforce, amid growing uncertainty on the health status of the drivers, as scores of them, have tested positive to COVID-19.
Dr. Patrick Odong Olwedo, the Amuru District Health Officer told URN in an interview that a team from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital transferred the patient from Elegu to Kampala for subsequent repatriation to Kenya.
The movement permits which give one freedom to drive a private vehicle even after the suspension of both public and private transport were issued by the Resident District Commissioners to select groups of people, whose offices continue running, amid the ongoing lockdown. These include Health workers, civil servants, and members of the district Coronavirus Taskforce, among others.
According to Lapolo, the action of the truck drivers violates the presidential guidelines on the prevention of the pandemic. He says to avoid danger no charcoal truck will be allowed to drive through Gulu district.
Court heard that the officers on 2nd April at Elegu Town Council in Amuru District, intentionally inflicted severe pain or suffering on 38 victims purportedly to punish them for disobeying a curfew. However, they all pleaded not guilty.
Hon. Rose Lucaci, the Councillor III of Kanyagoga Parish, Bardege Division in Gulu Municipality told URN in an interview that ever since the enforcement of the curfew commenced, two cases of robbery have so far been reported to the area L.C.Is in her area.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that those arrested include Wilfred Opira, the manager of Best Bet Otwer in Amuru district who was arrested on Sunday after he failed to close his betting center.