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coronavirus – uganda: UN Chief Raises Concern As Cases Rise To 665

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An official of the United Nations has raised concern about the increasing number of Coronavirus infections in Uganda, especially after President Yoweri Museveni announced that government plans to set up   a COVID-19 response centre at Namboole Stadium, with at least 40,000 beds.

President Museveni made this revelation during his state of the nation address last Thursday, when he revealed that the Ministry of Health had identified Namboole Stadium as one of the facilities that can easily be turned into an isolation centre and quarantine area for COVID-19 patients and suspected cases.

While commenting about the same matter, Dmitry Pozhidaev, the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Regional Advisor for Southern & East Africa, Head of Office, Uganda, tweeted thus;

This however comes at a time when the Ministry of Health has just announced that Uganda currently has 665 cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19, after 8 new cases were registered from the 2,423 samples tested on June 9th, 2020.

“8 new cases were confirmed among samples tested on 09 June 2020, bringing the total confirmed cases to 665.

4 of the new cases are truck drivers while the other 4 are among contacts and alerts from Kyotera, Amuru and Kayunga Districts.  Total recoveries stand at 119,” Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng tweeted on Wednesday.

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