The Director General of Health Services, Dr. Henry G Mwebesa, has refuted claims that he tested positive for Coronavirus.
This comes after social media reports claimed that the Director General is out of sight because he contracted the Coronavirus.
The developments come at a time when 8 health workers including Ministry of Health Senior Staff, were confirmed to have contracted the virus.
“Contrary to social media posts making rounds, I did NOT test positive for COVID-19,” Dr. Mwebesa tweeted.
Mwebesa argued that he would have been admitted at Mulago or Entebbe Hospital to receive treatment, had he tested positive.
“However, if I did test positive, I would be admitted at Mulago or Entebbe Hospital and receive appropriate medical care,” he tweeted.
Mwebesa urged Ugandans to avoid stigma over Covid-19 as its preventable and curable.
“Let’s not make COVID-19 look like a death sentence. COVID-19 is preventable and curable. Stay safe,” Mwebesa tweeted.
On Friday 5 June, the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda announced that he went into isolation after coming into contact with some people who have been diagnosed with Coronavirus.
“Friends, I have gone into self isolation after some of my contacts tested positive for COVID19. My own test result is negative, however, I have taken this decision as a health recommended measure,” Rugunda tweeted.
The same Friday, four Kampala Capital City Authority officials were evacuated after developing Coronavirus symptoms.
According to the KCCA spokesperson, Peter Kaujju, the four had been taken to hospital for testing and further management.
Uganda has so far, confirmed 557 cases and 82 recoveries with no fatalities.