Primary Contact of Two Truck Drivers Test Positive

Lira, Northern Uganda

A primary contact of the two truck drivers who are currently admitted at treatment center Lira Regional Referral hospital has tested positive for COVID -19. The contact who is a male South Sudanese national, was quarantined at Anyeke health center IV and has now been transferred to Lira Regional Referral Hospital after his results from the Entebbe Virus Research Institute returned positive for COVID 19.

The Lira Regional Referral Hospital now has three COVID 19 patients undergoing treatment plus the two truck drivers who were intercepted at Kamdini Town council on Thursday.

Lira DHO Dr Patrick Buchan Ochen says they are adequately prepared to handle COVID 19 patients at the treatment center.

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