The government expanded the Tuberculosis ward at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital to a 74 bed-capacity COVID-19 treatment unit. But currently, the facility is treating an excess of 123 patients. The treatment facility admits at least five patients every day who are mainly evacuated from the districts of Pader, Gulu, Amuru, Omoro, Lamwo, Kitgum, Nwoya and Agago.
Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the public relations officer Ministry of health says they expanded the space at the hospital because Elegu border post had registered an increase in the number of truck drivers being diagnosed with COVID-19.
The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, Patrick Jimmy Okema told URN on Monday morning that the driver dropped two 10,000 Shillings notes at Customs Corner in Layibi Division Gulu Municipality along Gulu-Nimule Highway, which was picked by the officers.
Gulu district chairperson Martin Ojara Mapenduzi says that seven are primary contacts of a Kenyan Truck driver who tested positive to coronavirus disease and was intercepted at Sultan Energy Petrol Station in Layibi Division on Monday morning.