Panic as Four foreigners are isolated at Entebbe Hospital for presenting with COVID-19 signs

Posted: 2020-03-02T07:20:48Z Read: 1,309 times
Panic as Four foreigners are isolated at Entebbe Hospital for presenting with COVID-19 signs

There is panic amongst residents of Entebbe Municipality, after the Ministry of  Health confirmed that it is currently isolating four  foreign nationals at Entebbe Hospital. 


The foreigners, according to Emmanuel Ainebyoona the Health ministry spokesperson, were picked up from Entebbe International Airport  by the surveillance team after presenting with flu and cough symptoms.


"Samples have been collected and are being tested  at UVRI. The Ministry of Health will inform the public accordingly" Ainebyoona said.


Adding, that Ministry of Health requests the general  public to remain calm and  follow the provided preventive measures. 


He further insisted, there is no confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country. 


On Sunday, a video of a woman using a handkachief as a mask, went viral on social media. In the video, the woman claims to have been told by security guards manning Entebbe hospital, that four Chinese Nationals with confirmed cases of Corona Virus had been brought to the hospital.


This increased panic amongst the population with many fearing that the deadly virus could have found its way into the country.