In a bid to mitigate the spread of coronavirus within the local communities, at least 1479 people have been isolated from the public by the Ministry of Health- Chimp Corps report
This was revealed on Monday during a press briefing by the Joint Security Task Force at the Uganda Media Center in Kampala.
According to the Security Task Force, they are tightly guarding all institutional quarantine and isolation centers in the country where contacts and suspects of coronavirus victims are being held.
Security agencies said that a total of 15 centers are gazetted countrywide which include the Kampala Metropolitan area, Kigezi, Albertine, Rwizi, and West Nile.
Other areas are Aswa region, Sezibwa, East Kyoga, Greater Masaka, Rwenzori, North Kyoga, Busoga East, North West Nile, Wamala and Savannah.
Reports indicate that West Nile and Busoga East regions have registered high rates of covid-19 suspected contacts.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga attributed the surge in the number of suspected cases in the two regions to refugees in the districts of Adjumani and Yumbe who are constantly moving to and from through the porous borders.
While in Busoga East, Enanga said that the placing of 198 inmates on quarantine was after an inmate tested positive at Kayiti prison in Namutumba district recently.
“All these places are guarded by the joint security forces and we’re happy that the Ministry of Health is managing and has managed to increase on the number of recoveries and also managed to test all contacts and alerts arising out of cases of covid19,” he said.
On Monday, the Ministry of Health registered 4 new cases of coronavirus bringing the total number to 770 cases in the country.