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Arua Taskforce Repatriates Covid-19 Positive Congolese Truck Driver

Nahori Oya the RDC Arua explained that his office made several attempts to request the Congolese authorities in Aruu’ and Ariwara to come and pick their driver, in vain forcing them to hand over the driver to Vurra Customs immigration department.
Dr. Philbert Nyeko giving a status report on costs attached to foreigners at the covid19 Treatment Center on Thursday.

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The Arua District task force have repatriated a Congolese Truck driver who tested positive for covid-19. 

The driver was intercepted at Vuura Customs on Monday and transferred to the quarantine centre at Arua Prison Primary School where tests were carried out. 

On Thursday, the task force received information that the driver had tested positive, forcing them to hand him over to the Vurra Customs Immigration Department for deportation back to DRC.

Nahori Oya the RDC Arua explained that his office made several attempts to the Congolese authorities in Aruu’ and Ariwara to come and pick the driver, in vain forcing them to hand over the driver to Vurra Customs immigration department.

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A security officer attached to Vurra customs who declined to be named because he is not authorized to speak publicly confirmed the orders to have the Congolese national repatriated and other two foreign truck drivers who are in the treatment centres to their respective countries.  

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Arua hospital COVID-19 treatment centre currently has 4 cases being managed, 25 in the quarantine centre, most of who are South Sudanese and 11 in self-isolation.