Jaffari Basajjabalaba, the Bushenyi district chairman has reportedly tested positive for Covid19, but rejected the results.
Jolly Tibemanya, the Bushenyi Resident District Commissioner (RDC) who doubles as the district chairman COVID19 task force confirmed that Bassajabalaba was found to be COVID 19 positive on Friday but he dismissed the results.
Tibemanya says however, that another sample was taken from the chairman by doctors at Mbarara Referral Hospital and that they are waiting for the results on Monday.
RDC Tibemanya says 5 people who have been working closely with Basajjabalaba are currently undergoing self-quarantine.
Basajjabalaba’s was tested for the virus at the Kampala International University teaching hospital early this week
He however, according to reports, claims there had been a mistake and even blamed politics for the positive results.
Ministry of Health has since promised to send a team to take samples from all district headquarter staff and those close to Jaffari