They are Ibrahim Muhamed and Shamula Muhamed.They escaped from the Quarantine Center on Monday.
Health officials in Masindi district are hunting for two Somali
Nationals who escaped from Masindi hospital COVID-19 Quarantine Center.
The Somalis Ibrahim Muhamed and his wife Shamula Muhamed escaped from the center on Monday.
Dr Rogers Musinguzi, the head of COVID-19 case management team in Masindi
district explains that the two were picked from Kijura trading centre in
Masindi municipality on Sunday following a tip-off by a Boda-boda cyclist.
According to Musinguzi, residents in the area became suspicious
and asked the Somalis about their presence in the area. The Somalis told
the residents’ that they were from South Sudan and had entered Uganda through
The residents informed the police and health officials who immediately
rushed and apprehended the Somali nationals and put under quarantine at Masindi
However, Dr Musinguzi said that a few hours later the health officials at
Masindi hospital were puzzled after they mysteriously
disappeared from the hospital causing fear among the public.