BY AMACHA GOLI
ADJUMANI: THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2021
The covid-19 cases in Adjumani district have declined from 38 to 22 over the past week, district officials have said.
Dr. Dominic Drametu, the Adjumani district health officer attributed the decline to the effectiveness of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which he said are very scientific and designed for prevention at zero cost.
The health officer disclosed that the district was managing 70 active cases under home based care and some few at Covid-19 treatment centers.
He advised them to isolate until they test negative before they can start interacting normally with the community.
However during the Covid-19 district task-force meeting, Peter Taban Data, the resident district commissioner, expressed concern that Covid-19 SOPs were being abused, especially among the bodaboda community.
The RDC also cautioned students against misusing their forced holiday, advising that they must concentrate and revise their books instead of loitering in town.
Data expressed disappointment at some elected leaders whom he accuses of giving protection to a section of the public and individuals who break the curfew rules.
The RDC said he will authorize security forces to mop-up the streets of Adjumani and Pakele town councils if the population does not heed to his advice.
The first case of Covid-19 was detected in Adjumani on March 23, 2020 from Molukpwoda village in Adjumani town.
Since his successful treatment from Adjumani hospital, over 8,000 samples coming from all over the West Nile sub-region have been tested at the Adjumani mobile laboratory confirming 776 positive cases.
The district’s death toll from Covid-19 stands at 11 among nationals and three among the refugee population.