COVID-19: Toyota Uganda Shuts Kampala Office as 3 Staff Test Positive

Toyota Uganda has Monday temporarily closed its Kampala branch after three staff tested positive for Coronavirus last week, Chimp Corps report.

The novel virus continues to spread in different parts of the country as Ugandans fail to observe key health guidelines such as wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing.

“In the meantime, our Kampala branch at First Street, Industrial area, will be temporarily closed effective today as additional steps, as guided by the authorities are put in place and all our staff confirmed in good health,” said the Managing Director, Mahmood Omar.

Toyota said its staff at the Kampala branch office “reported feeling unwell with mild flu like symptoms” before being subjected to tests which came out positive for COVID-19.”

Toyota, the multinational automotive manufacturer, said it’s working closely with the Health Ministry to combat the spread of the virus, adding, “strict safety measures and SOP guidelines continue to be followed at our head office in Namanve industrial Park as well as the rest of our countrywide branches, which are open.”

The Ministry of Health on Monday confirmed two news COVID-19 deaths in Uganda, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 9.

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