Panic as Five More Radio Pacis Staff Test Positive for Covid19

The five are part of Radio Pacis staff that was quarantined after they were identified as direct contacts of their colleagues who first tested positive for Covid19 last week.

Five more staff of Radio Pacis in Arua city have tested positive for Covid19 triggering tension among management and staff.

This brings to ten the number of staff at the catholic owned Radio station that have tested positive for Covid19 within a week’s time.

The five are part of Radio Pacis staff that was quarantined after they were identified as direct contacts of their colleagues who first tested positive for Covid19 last week.

They included two security guards at the mast, cashier and two presenters attached to 94.5 FM that broadcasts in Madi, Luo and Alur languages.

Paul Bishop Drileba, the Arua District Health Officer, says the five Radio Pacis staff are part of eight people who tested positive for Covid19 in the district whose results were issued on Monday evening.

According to Drileba, the cases have been isolated at Arua Regional Referral hospital for treatment.

Rev. Father Charles Idraku, the Radio Pacis Director declined to comment on the matter, saying they are still locked up in crisis meetings.

There at least 94 staff at Radio Pacis that is based at Ediofe where they  broadcast on two frequencies and over 10 in Gulu where they run a third frequency.

Meanwhile, Dr. Filbert Nyeko, the Director Arua Regional Referral hospital has announced a temporary ban on visits by members of the public to the hospital to stop further infections.

The decision was announced after five health workers at Arua Regional Referral hospital tested positive for corona virus disease over the weekend.

 

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