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Equity Bank Closed After Staff Tests Positive For Covid-19

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Gulu District Covid-19-Taskforce has today afternoon closed Equity Bank Gulu Branch after one of its staff tested positive for covid-19.

The staff went for test on Monday after he developed signs and symptoms of Covid-19, unfortunately his results came back positive.

Michael Cankara, the Gulu District Surveillance Officer says that the staff has been evacuated for treatment at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital. Cankara adds that 20 of his contacts including staff of the bank have been isolated waiting for their test results.

Dr William Worodria, the COVID-19 case manager says that with the spread of the disease within communities now is the time for everyone to take personal responsibility of keeping themselves safe.

As of yesterday, Uganda has recorded a total of 2,426 positive cases and 25 COVID-198 deaths.

Meanwhile, there is panic at Ogili Health Centre III in Ogili Sub County, Lamwo district after a laboratory technician tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID 19). The patient has since been evacuated to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital for further management and treatment.

Lamwo Acting District Health Officer, Dr. Denis Omoya Ocula has since called for calm, adding that nine of his contacts have been placed under self-isolation.

This comes after five laboratory technicians attached to the Surveillance and Case Management Sub-Committee of Gulu Task Force have been quarantined after one of their colleagues tested positive for the novel Coronavirus Disease.

Also, eight more health workers from Kitgum Government Hospital, Adjumani Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor have also tested positive for Covid-19.

As of August 24th, up to 392 confirmed COVID-119 patients cumulatively had been admitted at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital and 188 discharged.

Currently, there are 210 active cases in the treatment center. The task force is also surveying 905 suspects who are undergoing institutional quarantine. Of those 488 are at Gulu College of Health Sciences in Laroo, Pece Prisons – 365, St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor – 24 and 25 at the UPDF 4th Division Military Hospital.

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