A truck driver who tested positive for Coronavirus Disease was last evening rounded up from Buganda Pub, along Gulu – Kampala road in Gulu town.
The patient is an Eritrean national who had already spent two days in the community after he arrived in Gulu on Tuesday, May 12.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Public Relations Officer said the driver was intercepted following a police-led intelligence operation backed by the military and health workers.
Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, the District Chairperson and coordinator for the District Task Force said that the driver’s sample tested positive from Elegu at Uganda – South Sudan border point in Amuru District.
Business and traffic were paralyzed as security personnel hunted for suspected contacts of the driver.
However, five people were traced and immediately whisked away to the Gulu School of Clinical Officers quarantine facility.
The three cases bring to eight, the number of patients being treated for the infectious virus disease at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.
Dr James Elima, the hospital Director issued a clinical caveat warning that the facility will not be able to admit more than 10 patients.