Kampala: Earlier today the NRM Secretary General Justine Lumumba revealed that two of their key staff tested positive for the coronavirus and rushed to Mulago hospital for proper care.
Lumumba posted on her Facebook page, “This morning, two of our key staff at the National Resistance Movement – NRM Party Secretariate tested positive for COVID-19 and have been admitted to the Hospital for proper care. We are working with the technical people and further guidance will be given in due course. I urge everyone to stay alert, healthy and safe.”
However, the current information on our desk is that Seventeen staff who worked closely with the infected, have been put under institutional quarantine for 14 days.
“After a thorough analysis of the risk and exposure of the members of this office, 2 staff who were confirmed positive have been taken under isolation and 17 others designated as high risks have been put under institutional quarantine for 14 days. Starting tomorrow (Thursday), there is going to be a heightened strict observance of the SOPs to minimize exposure and risk,” source said
Our source added that all the staff that had not been tested on Monday would undergo a COVID-19 test tomorrow (Thursday) at the secretariat and those that were tested will have to repeat the test after one week.
“Following an announcement by the Rt. Hon. Secretary General, Justine Lumumba, that two of our staff tested positive for COVID-19, an urgent meeting has been convened between the secretariat top management team and the National Incident Management Team headed by Dr. Monica Musenero,” source said.
These comes after the Ministry of Health as of July 29, announced that Uganda’s accumulative confirmed cases reached 1,140 after registering 5 new cases.