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Uganda confirms 8 more cases of COVID-19

Uganda has confirmed 8 new cases of Corona Virus, the Health Minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng announced on Monday night and the total confirmed cases in the country rises to 9.

The new eight cases are Ugandan nationals who travelled back from Dubai, UAE; two on the 20th of March 2020 and six on 22nd of March 2020 aboard Emirates and Ethiopian Airlines flights respectively. This brings the total (cumulative) number COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country to nine (9)

To date, a total of 2,661 travelers including Ugandans identified as potential risk have been either under self-quarantine or institutional quarantine. Of these, 1,356 are under follow up; 774 of these are under institutional quarantine.

A total 1,305 high risk travelers have completed their 14 days of follow up.

“Dubai was not among the high-risk countries. From what we are seeing we are not sure what was reported was the truth,” the minister said.

The Ministry of Health appeals to all travelers who have been to Dubai in the past two weeks to call the Health desk on 0800-100-066 or 0800-203-033 for further follow-up.

The Ministry of Health appeals to the general public to cooperate with the measures being taken by Government to prevent further spared of COVID-19.

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