Another four people have tested positive to COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Uganda to 18. The confirmation was given by President Yoweri Museveni, through his official Twitter Handle @KagutaMuseveni
The tweet threat indicates that the four were part of a group of 197 cases tested on Thursday. All the people who were tested were returnees from Dubai and other high-risk countries.
“Yesterday, the 26th of March, another 197 people were tested and many of them were returnees from Dubai or another category one countries, only 4 tested positive,” Museveni said. He added that the four had been under institutional quarantine in the various hotels identified by the sub-committee on quarantine and have since been evacuated to Mulago Hospital for treatment.
The same information was confirmed by Dr Diana Atwiine, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health. Earlier, the Ministry of Health announced that 104 returnees from Dubai or their associates who were tested for the virus on Wednesday, had all tested negative.
According to the President, the efforts of identifying by temperature monitoring at the airport, quarantining the people on whom there’s some suspicion and tracing the ones who escaped from the quarantine is working well.
Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the senior public relations officer at the Ministry of Health confirmed the update.