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Uganda: 8 New Coronavirus Cases Registered

The Ugandan government has announced fresh eight cases of Coronavirus in the country.

This was revealed by Health Minister Dr Ruth Aceng during a press conference in Kampala.

This brings to 9 the total number of Coronavirus cases in the country.

All the cases came from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

“Dubai was not on the list of our high risk countries. But what we are seeing now, we are not sure if what was reported was right,” said Aceng.

The Coronavirus cases confirmed in Uganda on Monday

“All cases we are getting in Uganda are from Dubai. They either traveled on Emirates or Ethiopian Airlines. All cases are people coming in from Dubai,” she emphasised.

The Minister also called on all people who traveled from Dubai in recent weeks “to call our toll free line to be checked. It’s a battle to undertake together and we urge the public to cooperate.”

The development comes just a day after Minister Aceng said 84 travelers who were on the March 21 Ethiopian flight that carried the Coronavirus case were freely roaming in public.

Minister Aceng’s statement issued this Monday night

The victim had travelled to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on March 17 on a business trip.

Aceng said the Ministry today “tested 35 samples, eight tested positive. Six were intercepted at Entebbe airport. They are found with fever. Two others were got from Quarantine.”

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