Amuru Officials Disagree on Closure of Covid19 Quarantine Center

The task force ran out of food to feed the suspects in institutional quarantine by Saturday last week.

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There is a disagreement between Amuru district officials on whether or not to close the Covid19 quarantine center. 

The LC V Chairperson, Michael Lakony wants the quarantine center closed on grounds that the Covid19 Taskforce is struggling to feed suspected cases and reluctance by government to support the center with basic necessities.

There are at least 28 suspects quarantined at Pabo secondary school and another 570 in self-isolation in their homes. 

However, the task force had run out of food to feed the suspects in institutional quarantine by Saturday last week. 

Lakony argues that most of the suspects quarantined in the district are none Ugandans.  

He argues that they are footing the bills of suspects who mostly enter the district from South Sudan yet people entering the country via Entebbe International Airport meet their only bills during the quarantine period.

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However, the Amuru Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, says the task force cannot shut down the quarantine center because of lack of food and other necessities.  

He says the task force will continue lobbying for financial and logistical support to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the district.    


Amuru district has registered cumulatively over 200 positive Covid-19 cases mostly from Elegu border post.