Officials from the Ministry of Health are searching for 6 people who tested positive to COVID19. Last night, the minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng announced that 8 more Ugandan nationals had tested positive for CoronaVirus.
The individuals had all travelled from Dubai on 20th and 22nd March 2020 aboard Emirates and Ethiopian Airlines. However, the state minister for health, Robinah Nabanja left the country in panic when she announced that only 2 people were in institutional quarantine, while the 6 were in the wind.
According to Dr. Aceng, the individuals had been left to go into self-isolation, because Dubai was not among the high risk countries, something that may have been mis-reported.
She called upon all Ugandans that may have returned from Dubai in the last 2 weeks, to call and report with the ministry so as to receive help.
“CoronaVirus victims are now 9 and they all came from Dubai. We have two people in custody, in Entebbe while the other 6 are among the citizens out there. There samples were taken and they have been recalled” Nabanja revealed.
It remains unclear where these people are, or if they will hand themselves over to the ministry. This also means cases could be in hundreds, considering the 6 have been living among the population.
President Yoweri Museveni is expected to address the nation this evening on the subject. In his previous speeches, the President insisted CoronaVirus could be defeated if Ugandans adhered to the Ministry of Health guidelines.
However, in several places, people still gather every evening to drink alcohol, while many still struggle with washing hands.