The prime minister of Uganda Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has gone into self-isolation after some of his contacts tested positive for coronavirus. In addition, this is according to his official twitter account, however, his own result came back negative.
“Friends, I have gone into self-isolation after some of my contacts tested positive for coronavirus. My own result is negative, however, I have taken the decision as health recommend measure,” he posted
The Ministry of Health has confirmed 35 new coronavirus cases from 2,267samples tested on the 4th of June 2020. All the confirmed cases are Ugandans. In addition, 15 of the confirmed cases are from the 1,412 samples from the points of entry. The 20 are from the 855 samples of the contacts and alerts. Therefore this brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Uganda to 557.
Additionally, 31 foreign truck drivers for example 18 Kenyans, 7 Tanzanians, 4 Congolese, and 2 Burundianians) tested positive for coronavirus. However, all these were handed back to their respective countries of origin.
Confirmed coronavirus cases…
7 of the confirmed coronavirus cases are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu point of Entry.
2 of the confirmed coronavirus cases are truck drivers who arrived from Kenya via Busia point of Entry.
3 of the confirmed coronavirus cases are from Lia, Malaba, and Oraba points of entry.
2 members of security from Elegu point of entry.
1 of the confirmed coronavirus cases is a truck driver from Ngomokomo, Gulu district.
20 of the confirmed coronavirus cases are contacts and alerts of the previously confirmed cases. In addition, these include 7 from Kampala, 5 from Amuru, 3 from Mayuge, 2 from Kyotera, 1 from Wakiso, 1 from Dokolo, and finally one from Amolatar Districts.
In conclusion, to date, Uganda has registered a total of 82 coronavirus recoveries and no related death recorded.
Briefly, who is Ruhakana Rugunda?
Rugunda is a politician and the current prime minister of Uganda since 2014. Ruhakana was born on the 7th of November of 1947. In addition, he is a physician by profession. Rugunda served as Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 1996. Meanwhile, he was subsequently a representative to the United Nations from 2009 to 2011 and Minister of Health 2013 to 2014. Ruhakana Rugunda was appointed as Prime Minister of Uganda on the 18 of September in 2014 to replace Amama Mbabazi.
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