Rumours and myths surrounding Covid-19 vaccines have thrown some Ugandans into an abyss of fear and mistrust yet studies have shown that current vaccines appear to be effective enough to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
The patients who are all cargo truck drivers from Elegu One-Stop Border entry point in Amuru District were admitted on Tuesday evening. This brings the number of patients admitted at the facility to 80.
Dr Diana Atwine noted that the border station requires its own specialized laboratory services to respond to the big COVID-19 threat presented by neighboring Tanzania. Atwine says that the laboratory expected in a month will provide Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing to all people entering the country from Tanzania, to avoid scenarios of positive cases getting into contact with the community.
Test Samples from Gribov Vladislav, Kozhevin Viacheslav and their driver Joseph Aburek were extracted last week by health officials in the district and taken for the test at Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe. Health officials in the district who didn’t want to be named due to sensitivity of the matter says test results of the suspects which turned out negative were released over the weekend by Ministry of Health.
Those discharged include 30 from self-quarantine; 15 from institutional quarantine and five from the isolation units of Gulu Regional Referral Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor, the gazetted COVID-19 isolation and treatment centres.