Gulu District was placed under animal quarantine by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries in September last year following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in the Sub-counties of Palaro, Awach, and Paicho.
Watoto Church Associate Team Leader Julius Rwotlonyo says that all 14, who included 11 children and three adults, have now tested negative and have been discharged from Hospital. Eight of the team members were discharged last week, while the rest six were discharged yesterday.
Rwotlonyo added that the choir of 22 from Canada has also been discharged after they all emerged negative for COVID-19 upon completion of several tests. He, however, asked the Church to keep praying for those on treatment until they attain complete recovery.
The five identified as Balaka Jarenga, Makuru Onjoka, Claude Nguma, Kakuru Kwamire and Kapaseka Otika, were arrested during heavy gunfire between the militiamen and soldiers of the Uganda peoples Defence Forces-UPDF on Lake Albert on Thursday. Two of their colleagues lost their lives in the exchange.
Although many people had completed their institutional quarantine towards the end of the week, the government said several people will have to undergo another 14-days after mixing with people who later tested positive to coronavirus disease COVID-19.