Residents of Kawuku cell remain in fear as 55 of their colleagues were quarantined by the Ministry of Health (MoH) over Covid19 suspicions. This follows a confirmed case of a boda-boda cyclist who tested positive of Coronavirus disease on Thursday.
According to the leaked information from Kisubi hospital where the positive case was first referred, the boda boda man was taken to the hospital by police with suspicious symptoms but had no travel history. “Unfortunately his results came out positive,” read a statement which was directed the hospital governing body. “We traced him with aid of the Entebbe Hospital team and he was admitted to Entebbe Hospital isolation unit,” added a statement.
After the matter was referred to the Ministry of Health, 55 people who were expected to have contacted the cyclist, were isolated and samples taken for testing. These were mainly fellow tenants and colleagues at Kawuku trading centre. Dr. Robert Asaba the hospital medical director declined to comment on the matter, saying it has already been taken up by the ministry of healthy.
It however, remains unclear whether the 55 contacts have been quarantined at Kisubi or Entebbe general referral hospital.”We have decided to transfer Adults ward back to the Heart center and CHW to maternity ward to create a fully fledged Covid 19 isolation centre for suspects,” added a communication from Kisubi hospital, intended for board members.
On Friday night, the ministry of health announced that Cases of Coronavirus disease stand at 48 in Uganda after two Dubai returnees and one American tested Positive. Prior, the ministry had also announced one positive case. However, it was not clear whether the singular announced case was that of the boda boda cyclist. When contacted, Emmanuel Ainebyona the MoH public relations officer could not deny nor confirm to the matter. “We are investigating and verifying this information to establish whether this alleged case is part of the earlier confirmed 45 cases,” replied Ainebyona.
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