Four new cases of the deadly Coronavirus have been confirmed.
The announcement was made in a message signed by President Museveni on Friday, March 27, 2020.
This brings the total number of confirmed positive cases to 18, up from 14 reported on Wednesday.
According to the statement, 197 people, most returnees from Dubai were tested on Thursday, ‘but only four tested positive.’
The day before on Wednesday, 104 returnees from Dubai or their associates were tested for the virus and they were all negative.
Below is the President’s message
To the Countrymen, Countrywomen and Bazukulu.
I thank all of you for embracing the measures we announced to control the Corona Virus.
Although it is too early to accurately determine whether we are defeating the virus or not, I have some good news in as far as fighting is concerned.
The good news is that yesterday but one, the 25th of March, 104 returnees from Dubai or their associates were tested for the virus and they were all negative.
Yesterday, the 26th of March, another 197 people were tested and many of them were returnees from Dubai or other category one countries, only four tested positive.
These four had been under institutional quarantine in the various hotels identified by the sub-committee on quarantine. They have been evacuated to Mulago Hospital for treatment.
It seems, therefore, that the efforts of identifying by temperature monitoring at the airport, quarantining the people on whom there’s some suspicion and tracing the ones who escaped from the quarantine is working well.
Fortunately, as we can see , many of the people are negative.
The other good news is that the majority of the 14 people who are hospitalized at Entebbe, Mulago and Masaka with the virus are responding well to the treatment and seem to be improving.
I will keep you updated.
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
President of Uganda
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