Amuru district has run out of isolation space after four of the allocated beds were occupied on Monday morning.

The beds at Amuru Health Centre IV are being occupied by two South Sudanese nationals who traveled to Uganda from India via Dubai and Entebbe and two Airport taxi drivers who transported them to the district from Entebbe.

Michael Lakony the Amuru LCV Chairperson says the Covid-19 task force has identified Pabo secondary school as an alternative to isolate any suspected cases of the virus.

According to Lakony who is heading the district Covid-19 task force, all the 150 South Sudanese nationals including pupils who offloaded by a bus on Sunday night will be isolated at the school.

Patrick Odong Olwedo Amuru district health officer, says that they are in communication with Adjumani, St Mary`s Hospital Lacor and Gulu regional referral hospital so that the isolated cases are referred to their facilities.

Dr. Olwedo says the two South Sudanese escaped from the hotel where the government is quarantining travelers from in Entebbe.

According to Olwedo, the four cases isolated on Monday yesterday have been transferred to Gulu regional referral hospital to further management.

Emmanuel Ainebyoona the health ministry publicist says the district task forces have the mandate to choose which facility can be used as an isolation facility so long as it`s approved by the district health officials.

By Monday, eight new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in the country.

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