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Uganda’s Cases of Coronavirus Now at 14

Uganda has now registered five more positive cases of coronavirus including two of the six Chinese that had escaped to Zombo Enroute Democratic Republic of Congo. This was announced on Wednesday by the Director of Health Services Dr Henry Mwebesa in a televised address.

The six were supposed to appear in court yesterday (Tuesday) but the minister for primary health care Moriku Joyce said they would have to be tested first.

One of the patients is an eight-month-year-old baby whose father travelled from Kenya two weeks ago. The case was sourced from Iganga. The other patient is a 57-year old trader from Adjumani while the other is a 63-year-old Uganda who returned from Germany.

The salt trader has no travel history.

To date, a total of 2, 661 travellers including Ugandans identified; 1,230 are under follow up. 764 are under institutional quarantine. 466 are under self-quarantine while 1,431 high-risk travellers have completed their 14 days of follow up.