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Uganda COVID-19 cases rise to 18

Mulago centre of focus for treatment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is now at 18, after four other people from Dubai who have been under quarantine tested positive on Thursday.

“Yesterday, the 26th of March, another 197 people were tested and many of them were returnees from Dubai or other category one countries, only four tested positive, ” President Yoweri Museveni said Friday morning, adding ” these four had been under institutional quarantine in the various hotels identified by the sub-committee on quarantine. They have been evacuated to Mulago Hospital for treatment.”

The 18 confirmed cases include an eight-month-old-baby from Iganga who has also been transferred to Mulago Hospital.

A total of 574 individuals who traveled from Dubai in the past two weeks have been identified. Currently 129 are in institutional quarantine, while another 40 tests were done for those showing symptoms. All 40 tests have turned negative.

A testing centre set up at Ward A at Mulago for those who arrived recently from Dubai has meanwhile been overwhelmed by Ugandans who have flocked to be tested. Counselling is being offered to many.

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8 comments

  1. May the Almighty God bless us all and protect the world

  2. ALMIGHTY GOD PROTECT US ALL. AMEN

  3. STAY HOME TO STAY SAFE
    AVOID LARGE CROWDS

    TAKE MORE FRUITS LIKE LEMON

    PRAY TO GOD TO FORGIVE US

  4. uganda is acountry of GOD let’s just pray to 1 another and follow the president’s commands coz covid ~19 is easy to dft

  5. MUSINGUZI ANDREW

    Stay home to be safe.let fight corona virus together

  6. LET’S FIGHT CORONA VIRUS TOGETHER.
    LET’S BE AT HOME TO SAVE OUR LIFE AND FAMILIES. Wash hands with soap and water. Stay indoors,and do not spit in public. Isolate yourself when you se signs like cough,sore throat,sneething, loss of appetite. SEE YOU UGANDAS AGAIN.

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