There is a disagreement
between Amuru district officials on whether or not to close the Covid19
The LC V Chairperson, Michael Lakony wants the quarantine center
closed on grounds that the Covid19 Taskforce is struggling to feed suspected
cases and reluctance by government to support the center with basic necessities.
There are at least 28 suspects quarantined at
Pabo secondary school and another 570 in self-isolation in their homes.
However, the task force had run out of food to feed the suspects in institutional
quarantine by Saturday last week.
Lakony argues that most of the suspects
quarantined in the district are none Ugandans.
He argues that they are footing the bills of
suspects who mostly enter the district from South Sudan yet people entering the
country via Entebbe International Airport meet their only bills during the
//Cue in: “We are incapacitated
Cue out …. The quarantine center,”//.
However, the Amuru Deputy Resident District
Commissioner, Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, says the task force cannot shut down the
quarantine center because of lack of food and other necessities.
says the task force will continue lobbying for financial and logistical support
to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the district.
Amuru district has registered cumulatively over 200 positive
Covid-19 cases mostly from Elegu border post.