KABALE – A Kenyan truck driver who tested positive of coronavirus was on Friday, April 24, intercepted at Kyanika border post in Kisoro District.
The driver, who was among the 11 that tested positive of Covid-19 on Thursday, April 24, was admitted at the isolation center at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital.
The Kabale Resident District Commissioner who is also the head of the district Covid -19 task force, Mr Darius Nandinda, appealed
to the public to strictly observe the presidential and ministry of health guidelines to avoid contracting the disease.
“A confirmed case of Covid -19 that has been transported from Kisoro and is currently admitted at the Kabale regional referral hospital isolation center tells us that disease is already in our community the fact that the victim passed through Kabale before reaching Kisoro district. Everybody must observe the presidential and ministry of health guidelines if we are to stop the disease from further spread,” Mr Nandinda said.
Mr Nandinda said that the surveillance committee of the Kabale district Covid-19 task force shall assist in tracing the contacts of the confirmed victim the fact that he drove through Kabale town beforereaching Kisoro district.
The director for Kabale regional referral hospital Dr Sophie Namasopo on Monday told the press that her facility was well equipped to handle any Covid-19 positive case because they had already established a 10-bed-capacity Isolation center in outside tent and over 30-beds of the mental ward that had been reserved to serve as an extension to the main facility.