The outbreak of the disease was reported in the Refugee Reception Centre in Lokung Sub County and the Palabek Refugee settlement which is home to over 65,000 refugees from South Sudan. According to the acting District Health Officer Dr Denis Ocula, at least 50 cases turned positive for measles, 30 of which have already been discharged and 11 are still hospitalized.
Katum East Chairperson Joel Opoka says upon receipt of the theft claims on Tuesday, they followed up the matter and discovered the stolen iron sheets hidden in a house belonging to Oscar Abitat a resident of Padibe Town Council.
Geoffrey Ocana, the Lamwo district probation officer told URN on Tuesday evening that the teenagers were sexually abused during the nationwide lockdown imposed by the government to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease in the country.
Former Torit state Governor Alberio Tobiolo Oromo, says that the potent gin has influenced high crime rates among the youth in Eastern Equatoria State. He says that the high cattle theft in the neighbouring areas or Agoro, Madi-opei sub-counties in Lamwo District, Orom and Kiteny Sub counties in Kitgum District is directly linked to the urge by youth to get money for consuming the gin.
Evelyn Acaa, another businesswoman at the border point says she hardly makes more than shillings 50,000 daily from selling sodas and confectioneries to South Sudanese across the border point ever since the covid-19 restrictions were initiated.