By Frank Kamuntu
His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Wednesday morning confirmed four new cases of the deadly Coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of infected people to 18 cases, something that has sparked off fear amongst several Ugandans.
Through his twitter handle, the President announced that another 197 people were tested and many of them were returnees from Dubai or other Category One countries but the fortune thing is that only 4 tested positive.
He noted however that one hundred four (104) returnees from Dubai and or their associates had been tested for the virus and were all negative.
However, the President said that “The four (4) who tested positive had been under institutional quarantine in the various hotels identified by the sub-committee on quarantine and we report to you now they have been evacuated to Mulago Hospital for treatment.”
Here below is President Museveni’s statement;
“To the Countrymen, Countrywomen and Bazukulu. I thank all of you for embracing the measures we announced to control the Corona Virus. Although it is too early to accurately determine whether we are defeating the virus or not, I have some good news in as far as fighting is concerned.
The good news is that yesterday but one, the 25th of March, 104 returnees from Dubai or their associates were tested for the virus and they were all negative. Yesterday, the 26th of March, another 197 people were tested and many of them were returnees from Dubai or other category one countries, only 4 tested positive.
These 4 had been under institutional quarantine in the various hotels identified by the sub-committee on quarantine. They have been evacuated to Mulago Hospital for treatment. It seems, therefore, that the efforts of identifying by temperature monitoring at the airport, quarantining the people on whom there’s some suspicion and tracing the ones who escaped from the quarantine is working well. Fortunately, as we can see , many of the people are negative.
The other good news is that the majority of the 14 people who are hospitalized at Entebbe, Mulago and Masaka with the virus are responding well to the treatment and seem to be improving.”