Dr Paska Apiyo, the Head of the COVID -19 Treatment Centre at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital told URN in an interview that one of the COVID -19 positive mothers was forced to carry her child along because her husband-a police officer- declined to take care of the child claiming he has a busy schedule.
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.
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.
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.
In Gulu, Martin Oringa, the Disciplinary Chairperson of Gulu City Boda –Boda Association says that they have banned the cyclists from carrying more than one passenger which could expose them to contract the virus.