A family in Kangole sub county Bukedea district has decided to confine one of their own in a bush on suspicion that he could have contracted COVID-19.
According to Michael Moses Ocan, the Kangole sub-county chairman, says that the COVID-19 suspect, a student travelled from Kampala and presented with COVID-19 like symptoms such as cough.
Ocan indicated that his family decided to confine the suspect in a bush for fear of contracting the virus.
“When the family discovered that he had signs of the virus, they agreed to isolate him in the bush. He also accepted since he presented all Covid-19 signs,” Ocan said.
He added on that the suspect is now being monitored form the bush where he is provided with everything including food.
Geoffrey Okiswa, the Bukedea Resident District Commissioner confirmed this saying his samples were picked by the district task force to confirm whether he is negative or positive noting that the district is currently lacking isolation center.
“As a district, we do not have an isolation center and funds but we are working hard to reach people in the community to educate them on the dangers of the virus,” Okiswa said
Stephen Ikodet, the Bukedea District Health Officer, says despite receiving reports from the community on suspected COVID-19 cases, they don’t have testing kits.