Eight people who have recently tested positive for the virus are now being treated from their homes. The eight include of two staff of Centenary Bank in Lira, two from Mt. Meru Millers, three from Lira District Local Government and one staff of Lira University.
The factory which employs close to 10,200 personnel has since been closed awaiting for disinfection as well as conducting tests on all the remaining staff at the factory. A member of staff at the factory says 11 out of the 13 staffs picked at random for testing tested positive and the rest were told to go home.
Milton Odongo, the Lira Resident District Commissioner who doubles as the chairperson District task force, says that they have identified three treatment centres. They include Lira University teaching Hospital, PAG HCIII and Amach HCIV as new treatment centers.
Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng told the Lira District COVID-19 Task Force that the low capacity among frontline workers, coupled with the laxity among members of Public is an indicator that the area was ill-prepared for the catastrophe, and that this is a cause for worry, if the situation is not well handled.
Patrick Lukas, the School Management Committee Chairperson, says they have had a bad history of hosting people who mismanage the school and leave in sorry state.
Among which are fencing off the ground, providing a separate toilet facility for the truck drivers, two separate water points to be connected by National Water and Sewerage Cooperation at the school and extending electric power to the compound.
The admitted drivers; one who was heading to Kampala and another who was heading to Kenya, had entered the country through Elegu Border Post. Upon posting positive results, they were tracked and intercepted from Kamdini Town Council and taken to Lira Regional Referral Hospital Mental Unit for treatment.
Michael Odongo, the North Kyoga Regional Police spokesperson, says the commercial sex workers were found in their rented rooms where they were sleeping with foreign truck drivers exposing the community to the risk of contracting COVID-19.
Simpson Awongo Ebil, the Mid North Region Prison Commander, says Kwania prison, which has the capacity to hold around 100 inmates is overwhelmed.
Over 200 people in Lango sub region have been arrested for disobeying direct orders from the president.