Breaking: Five new coronavirus cases in Uganda
By Our Reporter
A tweet by Minister of State for Primary Health Care, Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu, today Wednesday, confirmed that Uganda has five new coronavirus cases bring the number to fourteen. “Dear Ugandans, this is a very critical moment for everyone as the number of positive cases keeps scaling up,” she said. “Five more people have been confirmed positive, including two of the six Chinese that were got in Zombo. They cannot be presented in court for fear of further spread.”
According to the health ministry, the patients are 12 Ugandans and two Chinese. Of the latest confirmed cases is a 63-year-old Ugandan also a resident of the Entebbe road located Najjanakumbi fresh from a trip from Germany. The other is 57 year old salt trader from Adjudmani district, and currently being treated at Adjumani Hospital.
Unlike the other patient, the salt trader had not been outside the country but must have been exposed at the Elegu border. The other is a little baby, just 8-month-old based in Iganga, whose father had just returned from Kenya. The remaining two were two Chinese fresh from China, who were caught escaping quarantine and trying to enter DRC via Zombo District.