All Ugandan Ministers have been summoned for compulsory COVID-19 testing tomorrow Friday, Chimp Corps report.
The testing will be carried out at the Office of the Prime Minister in the capital Kampala.
ChimpReports has exclusively seen a text sent to all Ministers to show up at OPM tomorrow where the Ministry of Health has set up a hub to withdraw their samples.
“Good evening Honorable Minister, I trusted that you had a successful scientific State of the Nation Address. From Monday 8th June 2020 it will be a requirement for all ministers attending Cabinet to have tested for Coronavirus,” said part of the text.
The testing hub is set up in the boardroom on the 6th floor of the building.
The Ministers of Presidency and Security and sit on the 7th floor of the same complex.
“Tomorrow Friday 5th June 2020 Ministry of Health will carry out tests for the Cabinet. The venue will be 6th floor Office of the President,” added the statement.
The statement emphasized that the testing is a must for all Ministers.
“Please remember that this test is mandatory. Have a blessed evening and see you tomorrow,” concluded the same.
When contacted on phone Health Minister, Dr. Jane Aceng confirmed the development, saying it is a routine exercise since ministers are travelling to different parts of the country and meeting people in their course of duty.
“It’s a routine testing for members (Ministers) since we are working and meeting different people in the line of duty,” said Dr Aceng.
This development comes just days after seven frontline health workers tested positive for COVID-19 in Uganda.
The confirmed cases included three nurses, two doctors and two senior level staff.
All are admitted to Entebbe Grade B and Mulago National Specialised Hospitals.
President Museveni today refused to appear at Kololo ceremonial grounds where thousands of high ranking government officials and legislators gathered for the State of the Nation Address.
Results from samples tested on 03 June 2020 confirmed 15 new COVID-19 cases.
The total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uganda are now 522.