Uganda has confirmed three (3) more case of COVID-19 bringing the total to 48. Out of 419 samples run today at Uganda Virus Research Institute, 416 samples tested negative for COVID-19 while three (3) tested positive.
This was revealed by Health Minster Dr. Ruth Jane Acheng while briefing the President while he was addressing the country about the COVID-19.
The three who tested positive, two had returned from Dubai while one from United States of America. All the three have been in institutional quarantine.
Speaking earlier, President Museveni said he was optimistic the deadly virus can be defeated if the guidelines put in place are followed.
“We slept in the bush and those who say that this situation is tough just make me laugh. It is not such a big issue but because people don’t listen and taken things for granted. We can defeat it, “Museveni said.
“I am beginning to be hopeful that we can defeat the virus.”
He noted that Europe and other countries are affected greatly because of the way they live, adding that advancement could have fueled the problem.
660 people are contacts of positive coronavirus cases
The Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has revealed that about 660 people were in contact with some of the 45 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Uganda.
“Of the 45; nine were got at the airport, 23 were got in quarantine, and 13 had opportunity to interact with the locals like those who came from Dubai. There are 660 contacts for follow up but these may not be the only ones. We have to look at the contacts of the contacts,” she said on Friday evening during president Museveni’s address to the nation.