Coronavirus: Uganda Registers 4 More New Cases as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive for COVID-19

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. /PPU Photo
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Baluku Geoffrey

Kampala – Uganda has registered four more new cases of COVID 19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 18.

President Museveni tweeted Friday that out of the 197 samples run on Thursday, four have tested positive for COVID-19.

“Yesterday, the 26th of March, another 197 people were tested and many of them were returnees from Dubai or other category one countries, only 4 tested positive,” President Museveni tweeted.

“These 4 had been under institutional quarantine in the various hotels identified by the sub-committee on quarantine,” he added.

Africa Tembelea understands that they have evacuated to Mulago Hospital for treatment.

He thanked Ugandans for embracing the measures announced to control the ravaging Corona Virus.

“Although it is too early to accurately determine whether we are defeating the virus or not, I have some good news in as far as fighting is concerned,” he said.

Mr Museveni shared some “good news” and noted that yesterday but one, the 25th of March, 104 returnees from Dubai or their associates were tested for the virus and they were all negative.

“It seems, therefore, that the efforts of identifying by temperature monitoring at the airport, quarantining the people on whom there’s some suspicion and tracing the ones who escaped from the quarantine is working well,” the President noted.

“The other good news is that the majority of the 14 people who are hospitalized at Entebbe, Mulago and Masaka with the virus are responding well to the treatment and seem to be improving.”

Meanwhile, in a tweet, UK Prime Minister confirms that he has tested positive to coronavirus

“Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” Boris Johnson tweeted.

He said that he was now self-isolating, but will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as fight against the virus continues.

Mr. Johnson thanked all the incredible nurses, doctors, NHS support staff and carers who are working flat out to fight coronavirus Clapping hands sign #ClapForOurCarers #ClapForNHS.

To help them, and protect the NHS, he urged everyone to stay at home and save lives.

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