The five cases were part of a group of 227 samples that were carried out yesterday at the Uganda Virus Research Institute.Over 80 percent of the country's confirmed cases had traveled to Dubai in the last three weeks.
Uganda's confirmed cases of COVID
19 have risen to 23 according to the Ministry of Health. The five cases were part of a group of 227 samples that were carried out
yesterday at the Uganda Virus Research Institute.
A tweet posted on Friday night by the Ministry of Health is follow up of
another released earlier in the day where 4 new cases of persons from
Afghanistan, UK, US and the United Arab Emirates came hardly a week after
Uganda confirmed our first case.
Details of whether the new five
had ever travelled abroad or not were yet to be released by press time but the
tweet mentioned that those will appear in the daily update press statement for
As the number of cases increase,
the Minister Of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng urged Ugandans to embrace all the
guidelines that have been set up by the government to forestall the spread of
"Ugandans, please embrace our guidelines and preventive measures. We can
prevent the spread of COVID19 together," Dr Aceng said.
Some of the set guidelines include people staying home when they are sick with
cough and flu, washing hands regularly with soap and water, avoiding crowds and
reporting any suspected cases to the ministry of health.
On Friday, Director General of Health Services Dr. Henry Mwebesa said all the
cases currently identified were in stable condition apart from one that had fluctuations
According to the World Health Organization, 80 percent of the people who test
positive for the severe acute respiratory syndrome that started in China late
last year get the mild type that soon clears without causing devastating
consequences to the sufferers.