MT Meru Millers Limited, in Lira, has been closed after 11 of its staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
Located in Lira city East division, the factory deals in buying sunflower and Soya Beans directly from farmers and suppliers then process it into edible oil.
The factory which employs close to 10,000 personnel has since been closed awaiting for disinfection as well as conducting tests on all the remaining staff at the factory.
A member of staff at the factory says 11 out of the 13 staffs picked at random for testing tested positive and the rest were told to go home.
Dr Edmond Acheka, the assistant District Health Officer in charge maternal and Child Health who is currently heading the COVID-19 treatment centre confirmed that the factory is temporarily closed to allow health workers fumigate the premise. END