PICTORIAL: How is Gulu Coping with the Covid Threat?

A hand washing facility placed in front of a shop along one of the streets in Gulu. (Photos: Pat Robert Larubi)

Many parts of Uganda are slowly adapting new ways of living and doing business in the face of the coronavirus threat, and Gulu district is no different.

Authorities in Gulu are ensuring residents in the district which borders South Sudan observe the set guidelines to contain the spread of infection.

In recent weeks, there have been rising numbers of COVID-19 cases especially from truck drivers entering the country through the border town of Elegu.

Positive cases are being managed from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital. A visit to the hospitals, one can’t miss the preventive protocols like presence of personal protective gear used by health workers.

There is also a quarantine facility at Laroo where suspected cases are monitored.

SoftPower News visited the Northern Uganda town to assess how locals are coping with the threat. 

At public places like Bar Dege (Airfield) - Market in Lacor, we observed that nobody is allowed access to the market without a face mask and washing their hands.

Two Omoro district local government officials were arrested for defying presidential directives. They were riding on a motorbike which is currently illegal.

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