Gulu Regional Referral Hospital on Friday discharged five more patients who have totally recovered from COVID-19 disease in a closed door ceremony attended only by the health workers, patients and officials from the World Health Organization-WHO.
This now brings to nine the number of people discharged from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.
According to Gloria Aloyo, the Gulu District Communication Officer, the truck drivers who include three Kenyans and two Ugandans were discharged after their tests turned negative after mandatory 14 days observation.
Aloyo noted that the discharge was done without a ceremony to save time and prepare the spaces left to admit five more community cases that have been confirmed.
The new arrivals include a pregnant woman who is being isolated at Padibe health center four in Lamwo, a man from Gang-dyang in Kitgum, and three more from Pabbo quarantine center in Amuru district.
Meanwhile, one Uganda People’s Defense Forces soldier and a local defense Unit officer were on Thursday evacuated from Elegu in Amuru to Kampala for treatment after they tested positive for Covid-19.