The Ministry of Health Spokesperson Emmanuel Ainebyona says that another two patients were discharged on Saturday, which now brings the total number of recoveries to 28, within a space of one week. The first group of recovered COVID-19 patients, including the index case, was discharged last Saturday from Entebbe hospital.
The individuals had spent 14 days in quarantine at the Survey and Land Management Institute, with no symptoms of coronavirus disease. Their samples were drawn on Thursday, April 9, as one of the procedures before their release. A day later, they were all released, albeit, without the results.
Harriet Kemigisa from Kichuhu Sub County said that she has three children who cannot easily access the market to buy food due to long distances. She is fully aware of the implications of skipping her treatment, but she couldn't continue with treatment on an empty stomach.
One of the measures that have affected the ground handling company is the temporary suspension of incoming and outgoing passenger flights and the partial shutdown of Entebbe International Airport. Before the shutdown on March 25, Entebbe airport used to handle about 150,000 passengers a month and 89 incoming and outgoing passenger flights a day.
Peter Twinamatsiko says that task forces in other districts are giving them food but in Kiruhura they are yet to receive food. He wants the government to give special consideration for the people whose sources of income and livelihoods have been affected by the lockdown.