Coronavirus – Uganda: Update on the COVID-19 Outbreak in Uganda

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The Ministry of Health confirms four (4) new cases of COVID-19 in Uganda. This brings the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country to 18.

The 4 new confirmed cases include:

1. A 31 year old male who arrived from Dubai on 20th March 2020 and is currently under quarantine. He presented with signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

Minister Jane Ruth Aceng

2. A 29 year old male who arrived from United Kingdom via Netherlands and Is currently under quarantine. He presented with signs and symptoms of nausea, cough and fever.

3. A 48 year old female who arrived from the United States of America via Istanbul and is currently under quarantine. She presented with symptoms consistent with COVID-19; cough and flu.

4. A 55 year old male arrived from Afghanistan on 26th March 2020 and is currently under quarantine. He presented with signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

All the previously confirmed 14 cases are in stable clinical condition and feeding well at Entebbe Grade 8, Mulago National Specialized Hospital and Adjurnani General Hospital.

To date, a total 1,184 are under follow up; 811 of these are under institutional quarantine while 373 are under self-quarantine. A total of 1,517 high risk travelers have completed their 14 days of follow up and have been issued with certificates of completion of the rnandatory quarantine.

COVID-19 presents with the following signs and symptoms; running nose (flu), cough, fever and difficulty in breathing. To report any suspected cases of COVID-19, call the Ministry of Health toll free lines on 919, 0800-100-066, 0800-203-033 or 0800-303-033.

In the same vein, the Ministry continues to appeal to the general Pub. to remain calm and practice the preventive measures. Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand rub at least three times a day, maintain a social distance of at least 2 meters and if you have flu like symptom Is, cover your nose and turnout with a mask.

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