Amuru District Coronavirus Task Force has cordoned off cargo truck parking yards at Elegu border town in Atiak sub county to prevent the truck drivers from mixing freely with the locals in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19.
This comes days after a Kenya cargo driver who tested positive for COVID-19 was intercepted at Elegu border Town by the District Coronavirus Task Force.
Eight contacts of the Kenyan truck driver are being quarantined at Paboo Secondary School classrooms in Amuru District.
The suspects have been padlocked at the facility gazetted as an isolation centre to control them from escaping.
Michael Lakony, the Amuru District Local Council Five Chairperson says the parking yard has since been cordoned off to avoid the residents mixing with the cargo truck drivers who could be positive with the virus.
Meanwhile, the Acholi sub region coronavirus task force has banned cargo truck drivers from making stopovers en-route to their final destinations.
Suzan Akany, the Omoro Resident District Commissioner who doubles as the district Coronavirus Task Force chairperson says they have deployed police officers at all trading centres to tract their movements.
On Sunday local authorities in Pajule sub county, Pader district led by Okello Tito Brilliant, the sub county LCIII chairperson briefly detained two Kenyan truck drivers after they made a stopover at Pajule trading center