A message from Gulu LC5 Chairman on efforts in managing COVID-19

Gulu LC5 Chairman Martin Ojara Mapenduzi.


Dear Citizens and Residents of Gulu,

We thank you very sincerely for all the efforts so far made in the fight against coronavirus. We particularly want to thank you for the level of discipline, compliance and the support in the implementation of the Presidential directives and the precautionary measures against this deadly disease.

On Monday, 11th May 2020, our medical team at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital received 2 Kenyan male truck drivers whose samples were taken from Malaba and tested positive.

One of the two drivers was intercepted at Sultan Fuel Station here in Gulu. He arrived in Gulu yesterday morning where he offloaded some fuel at Gasco Fuel Station in Layibi before proceeding to Sultan Fuel Station where he offloaded the rest.

Our Surveillance and Case Management team are doing a great job and have so far traced all the 29 contacts (7 primary contacts and 22 secondary) linked to this particular gentleman and have all been taken to our institutional quarantine facility.

The second driver was intercepted in Atiak-Amuru District while still driving towards Elegu on his way to Juba- South Sudan and was brought to Gulu Regional Hospital in a stable condition.

This brings the total number of positive cases being attended to at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital to 5 and all are in stable condition, and being attended to by a team of very dedicated medical personnel.

We call for calm and full support to the Ministry of Health, our Taskforce and the medical workers who are doing everything possible to make us all safe.

We strongly advise you to be extra cautious and strictly abide by the directives of the President and the advice of the medical personnel.

God bless you all and please be safe!

Ojara Martin Mapenduzi 

On behalf of the COVID-19 Gulu Taskforce.

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