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Truck Drivers Protest Delayed Covid-19 Test Results At Elegu

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There was heavy deployment of police at Elegu Town council in Amuru district on Thursday after truck drivers held a protest over delays in giving to them Covid-19 Test results.

Armed with placards, the over 1000 truck drivers, accused the medical team for delaying with their test results.

Emmanuel Bwambale, the Amuru District police commander confirmed the incident, adding that the situation has been contained by the police.

Doctor Patrick Odong Olwedo, the Amuru District health officer says the delay is from the headquarters but not in Amuru District.

Odong adds that the district is yet to receive the mobile Laboratory allocated to the district to expedite the process.

Last week, the Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng conducted an on-spot visit to the border and acknowledged that Elegu needs a lot work to decongest it.

She was appalled by over 1,000 trucks queuing a five-kilometre distance for clearance.

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