The woman allegedly picked the infection from her son, she visited in Elegu two weeks ago. She later developed symptoms similar to those of COVID-19, prompting her to seek medical attention at the health facility.
Angaya Health Centre III in Unyama sub-county, Gulu district is temporarily closed and its staff quarantined. The move came shortly after a 72-year-old woman who visited the facility, later tested positive for COVID-19.
The woman allegedly picked the infection from her son, she visited in Elegu two weeks ago. She
later developed symptoms similar to those of COVID-19, prompting her to seek medical attention
at the health facility.
Health Officer Yoweri Idiba told URN in an interview that 12 medical staff of the health centre and 10 family members of the 72-year-old woman will be placed under quarantine for 14 days. Idiba added that in the meantime, the local
community members will seek health care services from another facility.
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Chairman Martin Ojara Mapenduzi says that the surveillance teams are still tracing more contacts
of the COVID -19 positive old woman.
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Meanwhile, Dr Paska Apiyo, a
physician and the in-charge of the isolation ward at Gulu Regional Referral
Hospital says that the 72-year-old woman is presenting with the signs of
COVID -19 like sore throat and flu-like symptoms.
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Currently, there are a total of
65 COVID -19 patients receiving treatment at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.