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NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba Tests Positive for COVID-19

NRM National Treasurer Rose Namayanja says that Lumumba is asymptomatic and is currently in self-isolation while she gets medication and her condition is not worrying as she is able to work online.
06 Dec 2020 14:48
Justine Kasule Lumumba, the Secretary General for the ruling National Resistence Movement (NRM) party.

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The National Resistance Movement Party Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba has tested positive for COVID-19; Uganda Radio Network has learnt. 

 

   According to the NRM party's National Treasurer Rose Namayanja, Lumumba tested positive on Saturday, six days after she had been in self isolation following the positive results of her handlers early this week.  

Namanyanja who was addressing the media at the Party Secretariat explained that Lumumba was negative a week earlier but when her handlers tested positive a week later, the medical practitioners directed her to stay in quarantine until the samples are picked. 

  Namayanja adds that Lumumba is asymptomatic and is currently in self-isolation while she gets medication and her condition is not worrying as she is able to work online.

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  She appealed to the general public to be cautious and observe the Standard Operating Procedures especially during this time of campaigns by washing hands and continue wearing masks.

 To the medical practitioners, the party treasurer asked them to do thorough sensitization to the public in case one tests positive what they are supposed to do such as preventive measures and precautions. 

This is not the first time officials at the NRM Secretariat are testing positive for covid-19. In July 2020, Lumumba confirmed to journalists that two key staff had tested positive and had been admitted to hospital for proper care.

According to the latest Health Ministry results released on Friday, the country recorded 290 new positive COVID-19 cases, cumulative deaths stand at 206, cumulative confirmed cases to date at 22,188 with 9,117 recoveries.

Following the outbreak of Covid-19, the government through President Yoweri Museveni suspended operations in education institutions, businesses and religious centers and other facilities where the public congregate so as to prevent the spread of the virus.

However, some of these facilities that had been closed have since been re-opened on  condition that they observe the standard operating procedures as set by the health ministry while others like bars and markets which attract many and congestion cannot easily be controlled are yet to be opened.