Suspected Covid-19 patients, who are being at a quarantine centre in Moyo District, have reportedly refused to eat posho and beans being provided by the district Covid-19 taskforce, saying the diet does not boost their immunity.
They have instead asked the district authorities to feed them on meat and rice during their mandatory fourteen-day stay at the quarantine centre.
However, Mr JB Sam Asusi, Moyo District vice chairperson, said the district cannot provide meat and rice because the people are not Covid-19 patients but just undergoing mandatory quarantine after returning from South Sudan.
He said they have sensitized the people at the quarantine center that they will feed them on porridge, beans and posho, which the taskforce would provide for breakfast lunch and supper.
Mr Asusi, who is also the Moyo district secretary for health. said they have already exhausted the Shs 165 million sent to the district taskforce by the government.
Mr Bob William Labeja, the Moyo resident district commissioner also Covid 19 task force Chairperson said the people living at the quarantine center are contacts of the first person who tested positive to Covid-19 in the district.
He said following an instruction from the Ministry of Health the positive case was last week transferred to Arua Regional Referral Hospital treatment center.
Mr Labeja, adds that the positive case and the five people currently at the quarantine center were builders who recently returned from South Sudan and voluntarily reported to the district taskforce for Covid-19 test.
He applauded the group for observing government measures on Covid-19 by not mixing with community members since they crossed into the country using porous border points.