It was decreed that only those with negative COVID-19 test certificates would attend the events, and as such, all political leaders were subjected to COVID-19 tests, as a precondition. But when the results were returned, the DHO announced that up to 65 people from the group had tested positive for coronavirus disease.
Suzan Kanyemibwa, the BoU Secretary and Head of Corporate Affairs says they chose to Focus on the health sector in this particular drive in order to ensure a healthy population, which is the backbone of economic productivity.
The deceased in his sixties, has been a prominent businessman operating in Arua town and reportedly fell sick with flu and cough but was delayed at home, only to be rushed to Rhema private hospital later before he was referred to Arua hospital where he breathed his last.
The latest addition to the club is FUFA drum gold medalist with Acholi Province and Bright Stars midfielder Moses Okot. Okot signed a two-year deal with the club on Thursday last week before Noel Nasasira signed a season long loan to join the caterpillars from Kyetume FC on Monday yesterday.
Arua District Health Officer Paul Bishop Drileba says that there are over ten positive cases that are supposed to be picked up on Wednesday. However, because there is no space, they have left them in the communities.
Alex Ndema, the Gombolola Internal Security Officer former Ayivuni Sub County now Ayivu West Division said that the lightning first struck the children who had taken refuge on the verandah of the grass-thatched house killing one child on the spot. Moments later, nine other children were struck and left unconscious.
The five are part of Radio Pacis staff who were quarantined after they were identified as direct contacts of their colleagues who first tested positive. They included two security guards at the mast, a cashier and two radio presenters.
Paul Bishop Drileba, the Arua District Health Officer, says they were forced to contravene the Covid19 Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs and reduce the mandatory quarantine period so as to cut on the high cost of keeping the suspects.
Dr. Aldo Pariyo, the proprietor Pioneer Hospital has confirmed the development, saying the positive Covid19 patient traveled from Kampala to Arua and sought treatment at the hospital where he was admitted for four days because of hypertension.