COVID-19: Parliament building out of bounds as 5 test positive

Information coming from parliament indicates that the house is out of bounds after 5 members of staff tested positive for Covid-19.

According to a letter from Helen Kawesa, the Assistant Director of Communication and Public Affairs, all the positive cases were informed and they are all undergoing treatment.

“Following random testing for Covid-19 in Parliament last week, it has been established that five (5) members if staff have tested positive for the virus,”

“They are now undergoing treatment in the recommended health facilities,” Kawesa said in part.

Kawesa added that with effective from tomorrow, Saturday, September 5, 2020, Parliament will now be disinfected and numbers of staff will be scaled down further with immediate effect.

The development comes at a time when the Ministry of Health had just announced 65 new Covid-19 cases on Friday. Mainly the new cases being contacts of cases.

Among the contacts and alerts, 44 were from Kampala, 6 from Gulu, 3 from Buikwe, 2 from Mukono, 1 each from Busia, Luwero, Mpondwe and Vurra.

Two health workers from Nwuya (1) and Wakiso (1) also tested positive for Covid-19.

The other three cases were confirmed from truck drivers across the different border points.

The health ministry also confirmed two more Covid-19 related deaths, extending fatalities to 35 in the country.

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