Uganda’s Prime Minister Goes into Self Isolation After Coming into Contact with Covid Infected Persons


Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda.
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Uganda’s Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has undergone self isolation after he got into contact with people who have been diagnosed with coronavirus.

The Prime Minister announced this in a tweet on Friday.

“Friends, I have gone into self isolation after some of my contacts tested positive for COVID-19. My own test result is negative, however, I have taken this decision as a health recommended measure,” Rugunda said.

This comes after reports that all Ministers will be tested for the disease which has so far infected over 500 in Uganda.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Healthconfirmed a new COVID-19 case among health workers bringing the number of Health workers infected to 8.

Uganda’s total number of cases now stand at 522. There are no Covid related deaths in Uganda so far.

The cases have risen drastically in recent weeks owing to the spike in cases of truck drivers from neighboring countries found to be infected.

The recent updates by the Ministry of Health point to an upward trend in the cases of Covid in communities across Uganda. Since Sunday, alerts and contacts of previously confirmed cases from 12 districts have tested positive. 

There is a possibility these had also interacted with other members in their communities.On Tuesday, some 7 people were reported to have tested positive to Covid-19 at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital, including contacts of the first two businessmen from Bukedea and Soroti. 

Some 82 people have so far recovered from Covid-19. 

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