COVID-19: Cases in Uganda rise to 18

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Healthcare workers screen people for coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kampala, Uganda.

Four more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Uganda, bringing the total number of the country’s confirmed cases to 18.

President Yoweri Museveni on Friday said the four had been under institutional quarantine in the various hotels identified by the sub-committee on quarantine.

“Yesterday, March 26, another 197 people were tested and many of them were returnees from Dubai or other category one countries, only four tested positive,” Museveni said in a statement.

President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni.

“These four had been under institutional quarantine in the various hotels identified by the sub-committee on quarantine.”

According to the president, the victims have been evacuated to Mulago Referral Hospital in Kampala for treatment.

“It seems, therefore, that 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,” he added.

Museveni further revealed that “the majority of the 14 people” who are hospitalized at Entebbe, Mulago and Masaka with the virus are responding well to the treatment and seem to be improving.

 

Chidi Nwoke.