By Leonard Kamugisha AKIDA
UGANDA CONFIRMS 8 NEW CASES OF CORONA VIRUS
At least 8 new persons in Uganda have tested positive for corona virus today bringing the number of the known patients to Nine.
The patients are among the last batch of Ugandans who returned from Dubai travelling on board of the Emirates and Ethiopian Airways.
According to the MoH Uganda, the 35 samples that were tested today, 8 tested positive increasing the cases to nine people.
Of these, two of them were under self quarantine whereas other 6 were intercepted at the Entebbe Airport something that glimmers hopes that the virus might have not yet spread to the public domain.
Healthy Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Acheng, has appealed to Ugandans to remain calm as ministry continues doing its best, requesting them to keep on preserving health guidelines set up by the ministry and the presidential directives on COVID-19.
Those who tested positive have been identified as residents of Ntinda, Makindye, Masaka and Nsanji among others.
Formerly, Dubai, has not be ranked in Category 1 of the countries with high risks of the disease something that has seen most passengers allowed in entry access to Uganda.
The first case of the COVID-19 was confirmed in Uganda on Saturday last week after a 36yr-old Ugandan businessman resident of Kibuli Kakungulu zone tested positive upon his return from Dubai by Ethiopian Airways. Since then, measures to curb down the virus from spreading have been put in place both by the healthy ministry and the government.
By today, there are over 700 confirmed cases of corona virus on the Blackman’s continent while Europe still remains the epicentre of the virus with Italy leading with hundreds and thousands of deaths followed by China, England and USA.
COVID-19 was first confirmed in Chinese province of Wuhan in December 2019 leaving hundreds of lives breathless and is widely spreading to all parts of the world.