of Arua City Covid-19 taskforce have expressed fears of a possible surge in
cases of Covid-19 after the Surveillance and Rapid Response team identified four
new hotspots within Arua City.
team has listed Arua Public cell, Hospital cell, Tanganyika cell and Pajulu Ward
in Ayivu Division, where out of every 6 people tested, 4 are found positive as
per the weekly report.
to the team, there is need for more sensitization and enforcement of SOPs to
avert further spread of the pandemic in such areas.
Elias, the head of surveillance and rapid response team said the new trend
requires immediate intervention through mass testing to curb further spread of
// Cue in; We have new hotspots.…//
Cue out; brought on board…. //
Arua City has a positivity rate of 10 - 20 percent with
22 active cases under management of which three are critical ansd seven severe,
giving a cumulative total of 522 cases with 80 deaths so far. Ten of the patients are on
Mathew Eyoku who is in charge of Covid-19 Homebased care says
some of the cases tested at private facilities have become difficult to trace and
many are at large, posing more threats of spreading the disease.
// Cue in; 47 cases that are.…//
Cue out; track where these cases are….
Gilbert Karugaba, the OC Arua Central Police Station
said many people have continued to violate the Presidential and Ministry of
Health directives on preventing Covid-19, which why hotspots continue to exist
// Cue in; Road blocks were disbanded.…//
Cue out; discos in their homes…. //
Dickson Adomati the Deputy Resident City Commissioner
Arua says people should take responsibility at personal level to prevent the
spread of Corona in their communities.
// Cue in; in the meantime.…//
Cue out; at personal level…. //
According to the City taskforce, if the trend remains
this week, security forces will be called upon to intervene with strict curfews
and enforcement of SOPs in the City.