Dr Nathan Onyachi, the Director Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, says in most cases, health workers in ordinary wards tend to neglect protective wear, which exposes them to risk. He explains that health workers who are exposed to non-asymptomatic cases are at high risk of contracting the disease.
Dr Ronald Reagan Mutebi, who is supervising the exercise says that the nine cases are among 2,016 people who were tested in the ongoing community surveillance and testing exercise, which started on May 19, 2020. 1,986 of those tested are Ugandans and mostly residents of Kasensero Town Council and travellers while 30 are Tanzanian nationals.
Rakai Resident District Commissioner Charles Mubiru says that the individuals were intercepted at Kamuli village in Kibanda sub-county. At the same place, police intercepted two Burundians and a Ugandan who had crossed from Tanzania in April.