🔸 Five new cases | Uganda total now 14
🔹 2,661 travelers including Ugandans identified so far
🔸1,230 are under follow up
🔹764 are under institutional quarantine
🔸466 are under self-quarantine.
🔹1,431 high risk travelers have completed their 14 days of follow up
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Ministry of Health has confirmed five new cases of COVID-19, including a baby in Iganga and trader in Adjumani.
“As of today, 25 March 2020, there are five new confirmed cases for COVID-19 bringing the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country to 14,” Director General Health Services Dr Henry G. Mwebesa said.
Among the infected is an eight months old baby from Iganga district whose father had previously travelled to Kisumu a town in the neighboring Kenya, a 64-year-old Ugandan from Najjanankumbi who returned from Germany and a 57-year-old trader with no travel history, currently admitted at Adjuman hospital.
The other two are Chinese nationals, who were recently arrested from Zombo district after escaping from quarantine. The update indicates that the country is now recording cases of local transmission of the virus.
He said most of the new cases are related to Ugandans who have recently traveled, and two Chinese who tried to escape to DRC.
“Following our appeal to all individuals who traveled from Dubai in the past 2 weeks, a total of 574 individuals have been listed countrywide,” Dr Mwebesa said.
He said the ministry of health has so far screened 60 travelers at Mulago National Specialized Hospital. “We further direct all persons who traveled from Dubai in the past two weeks to come to Ward 2A at Mulago National Specialized Hospital (New Mulago) for assessment,” he added.