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Abim Health Centre Closed Over Covid-19 Case

The Resident District Commissioner, Samuel Hashaka Mpimbaza, says the Covid19 patient has been living in the health center quarters where she would mix freely with the health workers.

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Awach Health Centre II in Awach Sub County in Abim District has been closed with immediate effect after registering a Covid19 positive case within the facility.  

The Resident District Commissioner, Samuel Hashaka Mpimbaza, says the Covid19 patient has been living in the health center quarters where she would mix freely with the health workers. 

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The Abim District Health Officer, Anthony Okengo says that all the nine staff including 3 nurses, 2 nursing assistants, 2 watchmen and 2 support staffs have been temporally quarantined at Abim Hospital pending their transfer to Abim Senior Secondary School, the district quarantine center.

Awach Health Centre II serves patients from five parishes comprising Oporo, Gwat- apoo, Bar-yeng and Awach. Meanwhile, a front line health worker who was screened at Alakas border point in Amudat district has tested positive.

The case is being managed at Moroto Regional Referral Hospital, according to the Director, Dr. Ben Watmon. Amudat Resident District Commissioner, John Robert Adiama, says they have quarantined 11 people as contacts to the patient.  

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