KIU, Main Campus - A 30 year old COVID-19 patient and
resident of Nazigo Central Ward in Nazigo Town Council, who was hiding in a
class room block ceiling, was on 31st May 2020, recovered by a combined
operation of police, army and medical workers in Kayunga District.
According to Kayunga Resident District Commissioner,
Kikomeko Mwanamwoiza, the patient is a truck driver who tested positive for
COVID-19 at Lwakhakha border point in Namusindwa District as he returned from
Kenya, where he had taken pineapples.
"When the results revealed that he was positive, the
medical team in Kayunga was informed and given all details of the patient. However,
efforts to get him to the hospital for treatment proved futile as we could not
locate him and his relatives also said they didn't know his whereabouts,"
The Kayunga District Police was forced to swing into action
after receiving information that the patient had been spotted at his relative’s
home and taking food to a nearby primary school called Canon Junior School.
The Resident District Commissioner reported that the
patient, after his arrest, was taken to Jinja Regional Referral Hospital where
he is receiving treatment, and also that a number of his relatives were also quarantined at Kayunga Hospital.