Three Ugandan students have tested positive for the coronavirus disease in Italy.
The 3 students are based in the cities of Piacenza, Milan, and Pavia.
According to reports, the first student tested positive on March 26, 2020, another on April 3 and the other on April 6. They are all reported to be in stable condition.
The students expressed their worries because getting health care for foreigners at this time when the country is overwhelmed is difficult.
“We have been taking natural remedies of warm water and lemon and our situation has greatly improved. We fear to tell our relatives back in Uganda because we do not want to alarm them. We have mild symptoms, but even then, with COVID-19 things can worsen in an instant,” said one student based in Milano.
According to him, without the medical cards whose issuance was suspended some months ago, it becomes very difficult for foreign students to get medicare in Italy at the moment when doctors have to choose between who dies and who lives.
”This COVID-19 has really ravaged this nation, I just hope Ugandans continue to keep indoors because nobody would wish to see what is happening here reach Uganda with all our poor systems,” said another student.
Italy has recorded the world’s most coronavirus deaths at 17,127 and the world’s third-highest number of infections at 135,586 behind Spain at 141,942 and the USA at 400,540.