Eight South Sudanese have tested positive to COVID-19 in Palabek refugee camp in Lamwo District, Northern Uganda.
The patients have been isolated by health partners and are receiving treatment in regional COVID-19 management centers located outside the camp. A community leader in the camp, Ochan Robert says surveillance and preventive measures have been stepped up and the refugees are being sensitized on how to prevent infection.
The Palabek camp accommodates up to sixty thousand South Sudanese refugees.
Uganda has imposed a partial lockdown as the country experiences a second wave of infections. The number of cumulative cases in Uganda currently stands at more than sixty thousand.