The Resident District Commissioner Busia, his deputy and
nine other people have gone under self-quarantine after they got into contact
with a Kenyan National who tested positive for COVID-19.
The others include Dr
Richard Okumu and his assistant Dankan Muzirwa who are in charge of Daban
quarantine centre, three security officers and four other support staffs who
include a cook, and cleaners at the quarantine centre.
A source who preferred anonymity says that the patient on his arrival in Busia,
stayed at Busia Central Police Station for days before he went to the office of
the Resident District Commissioner.
The Deputy RDC Paul Kalikwan drove the patient to the quarantine centre
at Dabani Girls School in Dabani sub-county where he had spent almost 13 days
before his samples tested positive.
Dr Willis Syongola, the acting District Health Officer says that
they have picked samples from all the members of the task force and advised
them to go for self-quarantine in their homes for 14 days.
He said that since the suspect tested positive on Monday, all staff members at
the RDC's Office and some police officers, health workers at the quarantine
centre who are presumed were contacts of the patient have been tested.
Dr Syongola says that they have started to traces for more contacts in the area
since it's the first community case. He says that they have managed to trace 18
people who have been placed under quarantine.
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.