Uganda is still free of Covid-19, Uganda’s Health Minister assures Ugandans.

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Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng this morning confirmed the results on her twitter page.

“Good to note that samples from seven suspected cases with COVID-19 like symptoms from Kampala and Kanungu districts tested negative for COVID-19,” said  Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng on twitter.

The minister continued to insist that to date Uganda has no confirmed case of COVID-19.

COVID-19 IS characterized by fever, tiredness, and dry cough, sore throat or diarrhea.

In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.

Members of the public have been encouraged to always verify information on COVID-19 from authentic sources such as the Health Ministry and the World Health Organisation website in order not to cause panic amongst the population.

This follows a worrying story of over 30 Chinese said to have escaped from the government detention facility.

A video that went viral on social media shows a number of Chinese leaving a quarantine facility with the help of a hotel shuttle (UAW 027J) and checking into the facility in Naguru with the help of a fellow Chinese national.

Following the social media tip-off, police and ministry officials swung into action, The Uganda Police together with the Ministry of Health officials on Friday stormed Sunsiri apartments, Tirupati in Naguru where they subjected all people they found at the apartments to a medical check.

The Chinese national who helped her fellow colleagues to escape from the quarantine facility has been arrested and detained at Kira Road police.

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