The Ministry of Health on Wednesday affirmed five new Covid-19 cases in Uganda carrying the all outnumber to 14. This comes after the Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng confirmed 8 new cases earlier this week.
The two of the new five Covid-19 cases are Chinese nationals while the others are Ugandans and the first nine confirmed cases are Ugandans who are said to have been infected from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Minister of State for Primary Health Care, Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu on Wednesday confirmed through a tweet.
Dear Ugandans, this is a very critical moment for everyone as the number of positive cases keeps scaling up. Five more people have been confirmed positive, including 2 of the 6 chinese that were got in Zombo. They cannot be presented in court for fear of further spread.#StayHome— Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu (@MorikuJoyce) March 25, 2020
According to Daily Monitor; the confirmed Covid-19 cases include a 63-year-old Ugandan national and resident of Najjanakumbi who travelled from Germany recently. He presented high fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
The second victim is a 57-year-old Ugandan national. In addition, and resident of the Adjumani District in northern Uganda and salt trader. He’s admitted to Adjumani hospital.
He has not traveled before or been outside Uganda. However, he conducts his business at Elegu border point with South Sudan.
We, therefore, continue to urge the general public to stay home. This will help to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases in Uganda.