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No Suspected Coronavirus Patient Was Evacuated From Downtown Kampala- Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health has said no suspected Coronavirus patient was evacuated from downtown Kampala contrary to false reports.

In a statement dated March14, 2020, Emmanuel Ainebyoona (pictured), SPRO-MoH says that the Ministry of Health surveillance teams yesterday, Friday 13th March 2020 received an alert from Royal Plaza of  a lady  suspected to have COVID-19 infection.

The alert was raised by workers at the premise who indicated that the lady had remained rocked in her room for about one week without coming out.

“Contrary to the various social media posts that have been circulating, the Ministry of Health would like to clarify that our  teams used a vehicle and ambulance belonging to Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)  to approach the said premises,” Health Ministry says, adding: “Upon reaching the said room, a lady occupant revealed that she was undergoing self-quarantine as any other person who has just returned from  the flagged high risk countries with the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Ministry adds that the team’s assessment found out this lady had no signs and symptoms but recommended she completes her period of self-quarantine. They will continue monitoring her until when she gets a certificate of completing Self-quarantine. 

“The Infectious Diseases Institute has since reiterated that it didn’t evacuate any suspected patient from downtown, Kampala 

The Ministry of Health has not registered any case of COVID-19,” says the Ministry, urging Ugandans to remain vigilant and   calm but refrain from spreading false rumours.

Prabhat Mishra, the General Manager at Crane Management Services Ltd, the managers of Royal Plaza said that there is no coronavirus case reported from properties managed by the company.

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