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COVID 19: Uganda's Cases Rise to 23

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.
28 Mar 2020 09:14
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 Saturday.

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 the disease.

"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 in temperature.

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.

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