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All Staff at UEGCL Isolated After a COVID-19 Case was Reported, 99 New Cases Confirmed in Uganda

The Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) has sent all its staff at the Head Office into self-isolation after one of their members tested positive for COVID-19.

“UEGCL informs the general public that 1 COVID-19 case has been confirmed at Head Office. Accordingly, UEGCL has strengthened existing safety guidelines inline with guidance provided by the Ministry of Health,” said the statement issued by UEGCL.

It added, “in this regard, all staff at our Head Office will immediately go into self-isolation for the next 14 days and as such, will be working from home.”

The Generation Company also informed the public that no visitors will be allowed to access the Head Office and sites until further notice.

The guidelines, the statement indicated, are meant to promote staff safety while ensuring business continuity.

Various institutions such as Ministry of Finance, Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), Toyota among others have all registered COVID-19 cases.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 tests done by the Ministry of Health on Sunday have confirmed 99 new cases bringing the cumulative total number of infections in Uganda to 2,362.

According to Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services in the Ministry of Health, 2 new deaths were also confirmed rising the number of fatalities to 22.

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The deaths include; a 35 year old female and trader from Kikuubo in Kampala and a 36 year old male from Kisenyi in Kampala as well.

Of the 99 new COVID-19 cases confirmed, 84 are contacts and alerts and they include 49 from Kampala, 8 from Kikuube, 5 from Gulu, 4 from Sironko, 3 from Lamwo, 2 from Lira, 2 from Luweero, 2 from Tororo, 2 from Yumbe while Mbale, Abim, Amuru, Bundibugyo, Kotido, Kiryandongo and Namisindwa registered one case each.

5 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19 and they include 2 from Kampala while Mbale, Kikuube and Gulu registered 1 case each.

The number of returnees that tested positive for COVID-19 were 6 and they include 5 from Saudi Arabia and 1 from Kenya.

4 truck drivers also tested positive for COVID-19. The drivers entered Uganda via the border points of Malaba, Busia, Padea and Vurra.

A total of 3,457 samples were tested for COVID-19 on Sunday, of which 1,086 were from points of entry while 2,371 were from alerts and contacts.

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