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Ugandan aspiring presidential candidate, Bobi Wine donates hand washing kits as Uganda reports its first Covid-19 victim

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KAMPALA – The Kyadondo East Member of Parliament and Presidential aspirant, Robert Kyagulanyi famously known as Bobi wine has distributed handwashing kits to constituency leaders in a bid to fight deadly COVID-19 and encouraged each one of them to offer leadership in their respective parishes.

This was shortly after Uganda confirmed her first case of Coronavirus. The confirmed case who is a resident of Kibuli, Kakungulu zone in Kampala traveled aboard Ethiopian Airlines that arrived at Entebbe International Airport at around 2am on March 21, 2020. He had traveled to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on March 17 for a business trip.

 “During the screening process at the airport, his temperature was 38.7. This prompted the health teams to isolate him at the airport for further follow-up. Subsequent temperatures taken at intervals of 30 minutes and one hour remained the same.”, said Jane Ruth Aceng, the Ugandan Health Minister.

Bobi Wine met with his Constituency leaders on Sunday to discuss ways of sensitizing people more about the preventive measures to take in the wake of the Corona Virus pandemic.

He also tasked these leaders to encourage regular hand washing, practicing social distancing, and reporting all suspected cases to the authorities. 

This comes at t time when Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of Uganda ordered for the prohibit of all incoming passengers whether by air, water or road. He noted that the government had decided to prohibit all passenger planes coming from outside Uganda from landing at any of the airports of Uganda. Only the cargo planes will be allowed to fly into and outside Uganda. “Also to be allowed are planes on account of emergency or UN planes doing relief work,” Mr. Museveni ordered.
The president noted that the crews of the cargo planes and UN planes will be accommodated in places that will be identified in consultation with authorities in those places.

Ugandan Health Minister, Jane Ruth Aceng said that the positive case had a temperature of 38.7 degrees C at the time of screening.

He was evacuated to Entebbe Grade B Hospital for further follow up where a nasal swab was taken for analysis.

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