The Ministry of Health has confirmed more 5 cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 which was first reported in the country on March 21, 2020. The number of the cases with COVID-19 in Uganda as of March 25, 2020 has soared up to 14 with zero reported death and zero recoveries.
Of the 5 new cases, 3 are Ugandans while 2 are Chinese nationals who were among the 6 Chinese that escaped from the quarantine and went to Zombo District where they were retrieved from. The ministry has therefore said that it will be risky to present these Chinese to court since it will be bringing a risk of further spread.
“As of today, 25 March 2020, there are 5 new confirmed cases for COVID-19 bringing the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country to 14.” Dr. Mwebesa from the Ministry of Health has said.
The ministry further said that as of 25th March 2020, 1431 high risk travelers who were on follow up in institutional and self quarantine have completed their 14 days follow up and are now free to join the population.
2,661 travelers including Ugandans have already been identified by the ministry and 1230 are on follow up, 764 under institutional quarantine while 466 are under self quarantine. The ministry continues to call Ugandans who had recently travelled to Dubai in the last two weeks to show up for medical follow up and currently 574 individuals have been listed.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 broke out in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and has so far spread to over 160 countries and territories infecting over 400,000 people killing 18,000 while 110,000 have recovered. Uganda just like other countries are working hard to see the Pandemic expelled from the country.
Its symptoms include Sneezing, Coughing, running nose, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat and general body weakness. Should you feel those symptoms or see someone with such symptoms call the toll free numbers for medical help on 0800-203-033 and 0800-100-066 or Whatsapp 0753751202, 0787386828 and 0752787882.