The Ministry of Health has confirmed that three more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Uganda. The disease is caused by Coronavirus.
In the a statement, The Ministry said 3 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed today, Sunday 29 March 2020.
Total number of confirmed cases now stands at 33 in Uganda.
Out of 206 samples run today, 203 samples tested negative for the deadly disease, COVID-19.
The Ministry of Heath toll free lines are: 0800-100-066, 0800-203-033, 0800-303-033. The lines are fully active and assistance will be accorded quickly. Report all suspected cases of COVID-19 to these lines to enable the Ministry’s surveillance teams assist you.
“Countrymen, Countrywomen and the Bazukulu. The latest about the Covid-19 situation in our country is that today (Sunday), 206 individuals, mainly returnees from the Gulf and Europe, were tested and only 3 tested positive. All these have been in institutional quarantine.
Two of these are wife and daughter of the man from Masaka who was among the first nine confirmed cases. On his return from Dubai, he went home to his family. After the first confirmed case, his community advised him to go for check up where he tested positive.
Therefore, his wife and daughter were his closest contacts and were quarantined in Entebbe when their husband/ father tested positive.
The third person is a 15-year-old teenager who returned from school in the United Kingdom on March 21st. He was under institutional quarantine where he developed symptoms and tested positive.
I urge you all to observe the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health and myself to ensure we break the spread of this virus,” President M7 said.