Uganda’s Covid19 prevalence has now risen to 18 cases, President Yoweri Museveni has announced
The President revealed via social media on Friday morning that four new cases were confirmed on Thursday after testing several dozens of samples.
“Yesterday, the 26th of March, another 197 people were tested and many of them were returnees from Dubai or other category one countries, only 4 tested positive,” he said.
These 4 had been under institutional quarantine in the various hotels identified by the sub-committee on quarantine. They have been evacuated to Mulago Hospital for treatment.
Sounding optimistic, the president attributed this low number of positive cases to some of the measures he introduced to combat the spread of the virus.
“It seems, therefore, that the efforts of identifying by temperature monitoring at the airport, quarantining the people on whom there’s some suspicion and tracing the ones who escaped from the quarantine is working well,” he said.
The President also noted that the other 14 people who are hospitalized at Entebbe, Mulago and Masaka with the virus are responding well to the treatment and seem to be improving.
In the region, Uganda now has the third highest number or Conavirius, behind Rwanda at 40 and Kenya at 31. Tanzania has 13 cases, while Burundi and South Sudan have not recorded a single case. Kenya yesterday recorded its first death.
Overnight, the United States leapfrogged China to become the world’s worst hit country with more that 85,000 cases