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COVID-19: Uganda Confirmed Cases Increase To 18

Uganda has registered another four COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 18 as of yesterday.

This revelation is contained in a statement issued by President Yoweri Museveni today morning.

“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,” Museveni said, adding: “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.”

He said the 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,” Museveni said, adding: “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.”

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