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Dr. Willis Syongola, the acting Busia District Health Officer, says the suspect was asymptomatic when they picked him from the quarantine center.
Dr. Willis Syongola the acting DHO addressing Journalists in his office

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Busia district authorities are stuck with a positive Covid19 Kenyan patient. 

The patient, a resident of Makueni in Kenya’s Capital Nairobi is reported to have left Kampala for Busia town last month but was picked up and taken to the quarantine center.  

His sample tested positive on Monday.  

The Kenyan national is currently being kept at Busia Port Health.  

Dr. Willis Syongola, the acting Busia District Health Officer, says the suspect was asymptomatic when they picked him from the quarantine center.  

He says they have failed to get means of transporting the patient to the isolation Unit at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital in Mbale.  

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Cue out.....wabadde abeeranga"//      

The Busia Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Paul Kalikwan, says they tried to transport the patient to Kenya but he was rejected by the authorities. 

He explains that they are now stuck due to lack of a standby ambulance.    

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Cue out:...abali positive Kati"//     

The district Covid19 Task force has so far traced 18 contact of the patient. However, the authorities say the number is likely to increase. 

Dr. Willis Syongola says they have picked samples from all the suspects who have been isolated at the quarantine center. 

David Mangen and Moses Wabwire, both residents of Busia want the district covid19 task force and government to conduct mass testing since they don’t know the contacts of the positive case.  

//Cue in: "Omundo on wankubadde…  

Cue out......nende testing kits"//    

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