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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 Communications LTD, a Company that currently runs an online news publication (www.aica.co.ug) with a plan of beginning to print Magazines and a newspaper in Ateso language in 2020. He is a Media challenge Fellow- class of 2019 and he has specialized training in writing, strategic and multimedia communication, mainstream and online journalism from the Media challenge fellowship and Kampala International University, where he pursued his Bachelors of Mass Communication. At the age of 18, Omuya was a train-on-job employee with Joshua 93.5 FM where he acquired a three years’ demonstrable experience in broadcast media, content development, public relations and, marketing and promotions strategies for private businesses, public entities and non-profit organizations, as well as engaging with traditional media. He scooped a Media Challenge award for the best feature essay writer of the year 2018. He was also first runner up for the refugee broadcast story of the year, and second runner up for radio feature story teller. The Media Challenge Award qualified him to be part of the Media Challenge Fellowship, where he has got intensive training in solutions journalism, political reporting, investigative reporting, youth participatory radio, multimedia journalism, and data journalism. At the fellowship, he has been trained by international celebrated journalists from BBC, CNN, Reuters, AFP, NBS Tv, UBC Tv, NTV, New Vision, Daily Monitor among other recognized institutes. He also has hands-on experience in research, in different private organizations in Uganda; experience in media relations with regular assignments in field reporting, marketing and public relations.

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