Lira’s quarantined contacts and alerts had mini scuffle Sunday, five have fled – sources


  • Five contacts who were quarantined for corona have escaped
  • Lira district Covid-19 leaders have refused to answer publication’s phone calls
  • Lira district faces lockdown over increasing infections from community
  • Five more contacts were brought from Elegu to Lira quarantine centre last night—sources
  • Last week, State Minister for PHC, Dr Moriku Joyce Kaducu superintended the discharge of 20 Covid-19 recovered patients from Lira Regional Referral Hospital
  • Total confirmed cases for Uganda are now 696 as of Sunday

Lira—15, June 2020: Five contacts who have been placed under quarantine at the Lira School of Comprehensive Nursing and Midwifery have escaped—TND News has learnt.

The five reportedly escaped on Sunday night and, according to our impeccable sources, they cited harsh living conditions in the quarantine center among which include: poor quality of food and unhygienic sanitary conditions

Lira district Covid-19 authorities have remained mute on the development and could not answer repeated calls from TND News’ Frank Oyugi

Prior to their escape, there was also a scuffle between the contacts and alerts at the Isolation centre with health officials Sunday night after five more contacts (suspected Covid-19 patients) picked from Elegu were brought into the quarantine center.

They told the medical workers that they didn’t want to mix with those brought from Elegu and demanded that they be quarantined elsewhere.

It was after a protracted negotiation that they finally allowed the contacts to be placed at the same quarantine center.

The five might have taken advantage of the confusion to escape—sources who asked not to be named told this publication Monday morning.

This is a developing story.

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