Covid19: Refugees hosting districts struggle with resurgence, blame it on continuous influx of refugees

Health personnel disinfect Koboko Quarantine Centre. The center admits COVID-19 patients only. Picture by Adidi Rashul | 24 may 2020

By: Frederick Dramadri, Radio Pacis

A number of refugee hosting communities in the West Nile region are grappling with the management of the second wave of Coronavirus due to the continuous influx of refugees. Latest report by the covid19 task force in Rhino camp states that a cumulative 24 out of 27 positive cases are refugees. Most of which are from the new arrivals. This puts much weight on the implementing partners to pull out from their project sites citing adverse effect of the coronavirus on their operations. However, the district health officer has asked for the integration of the partners to combat the spread. Frederick Dramadri files for us this story from Westnile and has more to say. Listen here