By Spy Uganda
The deadly Coronavirus pandemic is spreading at an alarming rate in Uganda and currently the confirmed number of infected people stands at 14, up from 9 cases reported on Tuesday.
Our sources at the Ministry of Health reveal that on Wednesday morning five new cases of Coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Zombo district.
Of these new cases, two are Chinese nationals while the three, who include a baby, are Ugandans.
However, although the Ministry of Health is yet to officially confirm these new cases, the media is awash with news coming from various parts of the country with suspected cases of Coronavirus.
The new cases come at the backdrop of President Yoweri Museveni’s fourth national address about Coronavirus, during which he urged all Ugandans to ways their hands frequently with soap, endeavour to stay home, avoid public means of transport, plus avoiding being in crowded areas.
The President also ordered for the closure of all schools , universities, tertiary institutions, churches, mosques, bars, night clubs, plus all borders and suspended all passenger flights at Entebbe International Airport.
The first case of Coronavirus was announced by the Minister for Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng on Saturday March 22, 2020, and later on Tuesday eight new cases of the pandemic were recorded after health officials rounded up traders from Masaka who had recently returned from Dubai.
Watch this space for updates about the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak in Uganda.