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People Quarantined in Bukedea district demand for Chicken, Chips and Beer

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The people quarantined in Bukedea district of eastern Uganda have demanded for beer, chips and chicken during their stay in isolation.

John Paul Ogwang, the Assistant District Health Officer for Bukedea, who is also managing the isolation center at Bukedea Senior Secondary School, says the isolated people have rejected porridge and potatoes that has always been prepared for them as breakfast.

The 31 people in quarantine demand that their diet be changed to also include milk and bread.

However, Charles Ichogor, the Deputy RDC of Bukedea, has rubbished the demand saying that being in quarantine is not about convenience and advised them to take whatever little the Task Force is providing in good faith.

“What they should be doing right now is to pray to the Almighty in Heaven to enable them come out safely from the quarantine,” said Ichogor on a telephone interview with Aica.

The 31 people in quarantine [since Saturday 16th May, 2020] are said to have been in contact with a businessman who tested positive of corona virus in Bukedea over the weekend.

Aica has learnt that so far, results for the first seven people who were put in quarantine have tested negative of COVID-19.

The district Task Force is continuing to trace for the people who might have possibly got in contact with the case that was reported in the district.

Meanwhile, the businessman who tested positive of COVID-19 last weekend is in stable condition at Mbale Clinical Research Institute, where he is receiving treatment from.

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Noah Omuya

Noah Omuya is the founder and CEO of Aica Media and a two time winner of the Media Challenge Awards (The best feature story writer- 2018 and the best Climate Change Photography Award- 2019). He has a bachelors degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University. He is also an alumni for; British Council Future News Worldwide Fellowship- 2020, Climate Tracker Energy Reporting Fellowship- 2020, InfoNile- Code for Africa Data Journalism Fellowship- 2020, the Media Challenge Fellowship, 2019 and British Council East Africa and Africa Writers Trust Master Class in Creative Writing- 2019. Omuya has specialized training in writing, strategic and multimedia communication, mainstream and online journalism, broadcast media and youth participatory radio, content development, and public relations. He is very much interested in sustainable development communication.

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