Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Deputy Resident District Commissioner says that the closure of the center is to pave way for the school authorities to prepare for the reopening of the school for candidate classes.
The Amuru District COVID-19 task force has resolved to close its
quarantine center at Pabo Secondary School. This follows a resolution made by the district
task force during a meeting held at the district headquarters.
The center which was established in March this year managed 855 suspects of
which 21 turned out to be positive and nine escaping from the center. At the
time of the closure of the center, no suspect was being managed.
Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Deputy Resident District Commissioner
says that the closure of the center is to pave way for the school authorities
to prepare for the reopening of schools for candidate classes.
According to Oceng, a committee headed by the CAO has been
instituted to look for a suitable place to hold the suspects but from Elegu
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Michael Lakony the Amuru LCV Chairperson and also the chairperson
resource mobilization for the task force say the closure of the center is long overdue.
According to Lakony, the stage of the infection of the contagion
can hardly be traced making it meaningless to have the center operational.
Recently, the Ministry of Health advised the closure of all
quarantine centers in the country due to lack of resources recommending home-based
By the end of September, the district task force had quarantined 955 suspects
from their homes of which 24 turned out to be positive.
In June, Amuru received a large number of COVID-19
suspects quarantined at the center because of its proximity to Elegu border post where several truck
drivers have tested positive for the disease.