Martine Ojara Mapenduzi, the Gulu District LC 5 Chairperson also the coordinator District Task Force, says the interception of trucker, brings to three number of positive cases being treated at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.
Hundreds of cargo trucks en route to South Sudan lining up towards security check in Elegu One Stop Border Post in Amuru Disrict- Photo by Dominic Ochola
The second out of the
13 truck drivers who tested positive for Corona virus on Friday has been
The 26-year-old Kenyan truck driver of Somali origin was
intercepted on Saturday evening at the Uganda– South Sudan one stop border
point in Elegu town in Amuru District.
The driver was aboard a
fuel tanker destined for South Sudan. Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River
Region Police Spokesperson, says a team of security personnel back by medical
workers intercepted the driver as he was entering BLD Parking Yard.
Dr. Patrick Odong
Olwede, the Amuru District Health Office–DHO, confirmed the development. He
said the Amuru District Task Force liaised with their counter parts in Gulu and
evacuated the patient to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.
Meanwhile, security is
hunting for another Kenyan truck driver who also tested positive for the virus.
The trucker entered Uganda through Malaba post and was also destined for South Sudan.
Mapenduzi, the Gulu District LC 5 Chairperson also the coordinator District
Task Force, says the interception of trucker, brings to three number of positive
cases being treated at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.
Uganda has so far confirmed 116 cases of COVID-19, according to the Health Ministry.
The new cases were identified from 1,913 samples collected from truck drivers
on Saturday May 9th, 2020.