Panic ensued at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) headquarters on Friday after suspected COVID-19 cases were reported.
According to the statement issued by KCCA spokesperson Peter Kaujju, the suspected cases were evacuated by the emergency response team for further management.
“Earlier this afternoon (Friday) at City Hall which is the headquarters of Kampala Capital City Authority, there was panic as some suspected cases of COVID-19 were reported,” read the statement in part.
It added, “the emergency response team responded immediately and evacuated the suspected individuals for further management.”
The development occurred just hours after Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda announced that he had gone into self-isolation after some of his contacts tested positive for COVID-19.
Although his sample tested negative for COVID-19, Rugunda said he took a decision to self-isolate as a health recommend measure.
“Friends, I have gone into self-isolation after some of my contacts tested positive for COVID-19. My own test results are negative, however, I have taken the decision as a health recommended measure,” said Rugunda on his official Twitter page.
Rugunda went into self-isolation on a day when all Ministers who have been attending Cabinet meetings were tested for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health on Friday confirmed 35 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda bringing the total number of cases in the country to 557.
Of the new cases confirmed, 15 are from 1,412 samples from points of entry while 20 are from 855 samples of contacts and alerts.
According to the latest COVID-19 updates, the number of cases from contacts of previously confirmed cases is increasing.