The suspect was reportedly sent into isolation on Wednesday afternoon his temperature measured 38 degrees Celsius, which is above the normal body temperature.
kitgum general hospital main gate.
who had completed the 14 day mandatory self-quarantine in Kitgum municipality
has been retained after presenting with high fever while undergoing screening
at Kitgum general Hospital.
was reportedly sent into isolation on Wednesday afternoon his temperature
measured 38 degrees Celsius, which is above the normal body temperature.
He had reportedly spent the past two weeks in
self-isolation in Kitgum Municipality along with his colleague following their
return from a suburb in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.
Uganda Radio Network understands that upon
completing the 14 days of mandatory self-isolation, the two visited Kitgum
hospital for review to get clearance from the COVID19 Taskforce for having
successfully completed quarantine.
Dr. Geoffrey Okello, the Acting Medical Superintendent
Kitgum General Hospital, says they collected swab samples from the suspect on
Wednesday and sent them for medical tests at Uganda Virus Research Institute
says they couldn’t risk leaving him to mingle with the community since his
temperature was high. “We had to subject this gentleman under isolation and
close monitoring because after finishing the self-isolation, we subjected him to
screening but his temperature was high. We are waiting for the results to
understand his status,” Dr Okello told Uganda radio Network in an interview.
He says they expect the results after 48 hours
to rule out any fears. He says samples of another person, who is in isolation
after presenting with COVID symptoms were also sent for testing. Two people who
had earlier been placed in isolation within Kitgum Municipality after
presenting symptoms of high fever tested negative, according to reports
released by the district health officials. The duo was isolated last week.