By Samuel Opio
Seven new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Uganda today, Saturday 28 March 2020,” the health ministry has announced.
This brings the total to 30 confirmed cases in the country.
Health ministry says out of 225 samples run, 218 samples have tested negative for COVID-19.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, government has put in place several measures aimed at combating the spread of coronavirus.
Government started by banning all cultural, social, political and any form of gatherings that saw a schools, universities, churches, mosques and any other place that brings a big number of people together closed.
The guidelines have also seen public transport suspended for
“It is wise that we temporary remove these concentration points to prevent the spread of coronavirus. All these institutions, without exception should close so that we deny this virus high concentration. We don’t want the virus to find dry grass ready for ignition,” the president said.
The President had on Saturday morning said the country will need to take additional drastic measures to help combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We may have to take additional drastic measures. I will keep you informed,” Museveni said.