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Two Students in Gulu City Test Positive for Covid-19 :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Two Students in Gulu City Test Positive for Covid-19

The Gulu district health department says that the two are from a tertiary institute and secondary school whose learners are in the boarding section within Gulu City.
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 Two students in Gulu City are undergoing treatment after testing positive for Coronavirus disease-COVID-19.

The Gulu district health department says that the two are from a tertiary institute and secondary school whose learners are in the boarding section within Gulu City. 

They are being treated from their respective schools under the close supervision of the Gulu District COVID-19 Taskforce.   

William Onyai, the Gulu District Health Educator confirmed the test results to URN in a statement on Friday afternoon noting that the tests were done this week after the learners presented COVID-19 like signs and symptoms.   

He, however, declined to divulge names of the schools but explained that the situation is under control and a subsequent test conducted on the staff and other learners confirmed that they were negative.   

Onyai added that the district health department has also asked all learning institutions to step up adherence to the ministry of health`s guidelines and standard operating procedures to contain the spread of COVID-19.   

The government on October 15th of this year reopened schools and learning institutions for all final year learners, seven months after closure in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country.   

Twenty students from Gulu district have tested positive for the disease. Uganda has registered 14,993 cumulative cases of coronavirus and 139 deaths since March this year.

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