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Arua Covid-19 Task Force Concerned About Influx of Foreigners

According to the members, since the ban of public transport was lifted, many Congolese and South Sudanese nationals have continued to enter into Arua using the porous border points.
Arua Resident City Commissioner and chairman covid19 task force Nahori Oya speaking to URN on the illegal entry of DRC and S. Sudan nationals in to Arua.

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Arua District COVID-19 task force members have expressed concern about the continued entry of South Sudanese and Congolese nationals into the district.

According to the members, since the ban of public transport was lifted two weeks ago, many Congolese and South Sudan nationals have continued to enter into Arua through the porous border points.

Nahori Oya the Resident City Commissioner Arua and chairperson COVID-19 taskforce explains that following the lifting of public transport, many cases of COVID-19 suspects have been registered among the South Sudanese.

Oya says that there is need to re-enforce the police and the army to man the porous border points.

 // Cue in The reversal of.…//

Cue out: “…to be a disaster. //  

Dennis Ochama, the District Police Commander Arua and head of COVID-19 task force security team says that the security personnel will meet all public transport operators to increase vigilance as it waits for re-enforcement from the UPDF to man the porous border points.

  // Cue in; This partial easing.…

Cue out; the bus owners…. // 

Manase Anziku the team leader Risk Communication and Surveillance Arua COVID-19 task force say that many foreigners disguise themselves as crew members on trucks. He explains that some of the people sneaking into Arua come from as far as the Central African Republic.

  // Cue in; When they unlocked.…

Cue out; are exposing to us…. //

The Arua quarantine centre at Prison Primary School currently has 22 suspects 18 from South Sudan, 2 Congolese and 2 Ugandans.