Alex Bikorwomuhangi the director of Five Star Restaurant and Takeaway says that they have deployed a security guard to stop the drivers from entering their restaurant so as to stop spread of the virus to clients and workers.
Derrick Owino another driver reveals that they communicating with their colleagues who are currently at the border points to halt movements to avoid landing in similar challenges after entering Uganda.
Henry Kasule the Luweero District Health Surveillance Focal Person explains that on Thursday they received information from the National Surveillance Team that the positive truck driver spent the night at home on return in Uganda from South Sudan.
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.
Through Haulers Cargo Truck Driver’s Association, which comprises about 1000 truck drivers spread across the East African region, the truck driver accuse police officers of approaching them without protective gear.
Dan Muganga, the Nakasongola District COVID-19 Task Force Chairperson, says they have decided to tighten controls since one of the truck drivers tested positive for Covid19. He says that they had directed all truck drivers to sleep in their trucks within gazetted parking yard and restrict their movements.