The three patients were two truck drivers intercepted from Apiritii border point of entry in Madi Opei Sub-County in Lamwo District while the third truck driver was intercepted from Elegu in Amuru District.
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Three COVID-19 patients have been admitted at Gulu Regional
The three patients admitted on Tuesday, are two truck drivers intercepted from Apiritii border
point of entry in Madi Opei Sub-County in Lamwo District while the third truck
driver was intercepted from Elegu in Amuru District.
Bishop Loum Janani, the in-charge of Case Management at the
hospital disclosed that the new cases were admitted shortly after nine of the
49 patients at the facility were discharged, leaving the number to 43 active
cases currently receiving treatment.
So far, 75 patients have been discharged from the Gulu Regional
Referral Hospital treatment centre since April. Currently, there are 49
suspects under self-quarantine including 45 South Sudanese who were in contact
with a positive case three days ago in Pece Division.
Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, the Spokesperson of the District Task Force says that there
are also 29 suspected patients still under surveillance and monitoring at the
institutional quarantine centre in Gulu School of Clinical Officers in Laroo
Gulu has responded to over 1, 600 COVID-19 alerts that include 118 confirmed
cases of the virus since March.
Ochola's journalism career begun from Radio King 90.2 FM in Gulu around 2009, and Radio Rupiny 95.7 Fm under Vision Group in 2012. He also reported for Mighty Fire 91.5 Fm, Kitgum in 2015 before joining Wizarts Foundation in 2017.
He has been reporting for Uganda Radio Network (URN) since 2017 before being posted as Bureau Chief Kitgum, and latr Gulu between 2018 - 2021. Currently, he reports from Parliament.