By Spy Uganda
Untold fear has gripped several Ugandans after the ministry of health announced that the number of confirmed Coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 9 patients.
Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the minister for health, announced on Monday evening that the Ministry had registered eight new cases of Coronavirus infections, following the first case that had been registered on Sunday, which brings the total to nine patients.
Dr Aceng said that “There are eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uganda. All the eight cases are Ugandan nationals who travelled back from Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, two on March 20th, 2020, and six on March 22nd, aboard the Emirates and Ethiopian Airlines Flights. This brings the total cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in the country to nine.”
Minister Aceng added that the Ministry has since passed a resolution to monitor and or isolate all Ugandans who returned to the country from the United Arab Emirates in the past two weeks.
TheSpy Uganda has also established that as a result of the increase in the number of COVID-19 patients in Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni will address the nation again about the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in Uganda.
This will be the fourth time President Museveni is addressing the nation about Coronavirus and according to Don Wanyama, the presidential press boss, Museveni will address the nation this evening at State House Entebbe and the address will be relayed to other media houses by the Presidential Press office.
The President recently issued directives aimed at mitigating the prevention and spread of COVID-19 among them being the closure of all schools, universities, tertiary institutions, churches, mosques, bars, night clubs and other places that necessitate the gathering of many people.
During his Sunday address, President Museveni also advised Ugandans to stay at home, avoid public transport means, and ordered the suspension of passenger flights at Entebbe International Airport, plus closing of all Uganda’s borders, to prevent the entry of foreigners into the country.