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40 Contacts of COVID-19 Positive Truck Driver Isolated in Gulu

Gulu district chairperson Martin Ojara Mapenduzi says that seven are primary contacts of a Kenyan Truck driver who tested positive to coronavirus disease and was intercepted at Sultan Energy Petrol Station in Layibi Division on Monday morning.
The truck registration number ZD 598RZD 8412 intercepted from Attiak Town Council. Photo by Emmy Daniel Ojara

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A total of 40 people have been isolated at Gulu School of Clinical Officer in Laroo Division Gulu Municipality.

Gulu district chairperson Martin Ojara Mapenduzi says that seven are primary contacts of a Kenyan Truck driver who tested positive to coronavirus disease and was intercepted at Sultan Energy Petrol Station in Layibi Division on Monday morning.

The primary contacts include the Sultan Energy Supermarket Petrol Station attendant, security guards and other customers who were within the premises. The driver was aboard a vehicle registration number KCY 263X/ZG 1891 which had offloaded fuel at the station when information reached the Gulu district coronavirus task force that he was positive to coronavirus disease.  

Gloria Aloyo, the Gulu District Taskforce Communication Officer said that 33 secondary contacts including others from Gaz Petrol Station were the trucker also made a stopover were traced on Monday evening from different locations within Gulu Municipality. 

Another Kenyan truck driver aboard his truck registration number KAX 598/ZD 8412 was also intercepted from Attiak Town Council in Amuru district on Monday on the way to South Sudan. The two have all been taken to the treatment centre at Gulu Main Hospital.

Amuru district health officer Patrick Odong Olwedo has asked the public to avoid interacting with truck drivers.   

Uganda has confirmed 122 cases of coronavirus as of Tuesday.