Kyambogo University has so far recorded 50 positive cases of Covid19, Vice Chancellor Prof Elly Katunguka has revealed.
“We have received information from the Director of Medical Services at our medical center that there are increasing cases of Covid-19 infections in the University. So far, fifty students and teachers have tested positive,” he said.
Katunguka was Monday addressing journalists at a press conference.
“Many students have cough and flu and a number of them have refused to be tested, hence the situation may be worse than is reported. The situation is not different from other places; the difference is that we have been able to test our community members.”
With the cases rapidly increasing, Prof Katunguka imposed strict guidelines which include having online meetings, reduction the number of staff coming to the university, online lectures, and limiting the number of people accessing the university.
The Vice Chancellor said since reopening, they have stepped up efforts ensuring no one accesses the University premises without a face mask and provided hand washing facilities at different points of entry.
“The challenge we are facing is that upon entry, students remove their masks and move around the university without them” he said.
Katunguka decried falsehoods on social media from students denying existence of Covid-19 at Kyambogo, which he said has undermined efforts to control the spread of the disease as well as rumours that the university has closed due to COVID-19 before urging the population to disregard such lies.