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Four New Covid-19 Hotspots Found in Arua

The team has listed Arua Public cell, Hospital cell, Tanganyika cell and Pajulu Ward in Ayivu Division, where out of every 6 people tested, 4 are found positive as per the weekly report.
Arua City Taskforce members during their weekly meeting.

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Members of Arua City Covid-19 taskforce have expressed fears of a possible surge in cases of Covid-19 after the Surveillance and Rapid Response team identified four new hotspots within Arua City.

The team has listed Arua Public cell, Hospital cell, Tanganyika cell and Pajulu Ward in Ayivu Division, where out of every 6 people tested, 4 are found positive as per the weekly report. 

According to the team, there is need for more sensitization and enforcement of SOPs to avert further spread of the pandemic in such areas. 

Mahmoud Elias, the head of surveillance and rapid response team said the new trend requires immediate intervention through mass testing to curb further spread of the disease.  

// Cue in; We have new hotspots.…// 

Cue out; brought on board…. //

Arua City has a positivity rate of 10 - 20 percent with 22 active cases under management of which three are critical ansd seven severe, giving a cumulative total of 522 cases with 80 deaths so far. Ten of the patients are on Oxygen.

Mathew Eyoku who is in charge of Covid-19 Homebased care says some of the cases tested at private facilities have become difficult to trace and many are at large, posing more threats of spreading the disease.  

// Cue in; 47 cases that are.…// 

Cue out; track where these cases are…. //  

Gilbert Karugaba, the OC Arua Central Police Station said many people have continued to violate the Presidential and Ministry of Health directives on preventing Covid-19, which  why hotspots continue to exist  

// Cue in; Road blocks were disbanded.…// 

Cue out; discos in their homes…. //

Dickson Adomati the Deputy Resident City Commissioner Arua says people should take responsibility at personal level to prevent the spread of Corona in their communities.   

// Cue in; in the meantime.…// 

Cue out; at personal level…. //   

According to the City taskforce, if the trend remains this week, security forces will be called upon to intervene with strict curfews and enforcement of SOPs in the City.

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