Uganda has confirmed eight more cases of coronavirus, raising the total to nine
“The @MinofHealthUG would like to inform the public that there are 8 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uganda. All the 8 cases are Ugandan nationals who travelled back from Dubai, UAE.; 2 on the 20/03/2020 & 6 on the 22/03/2020 aboard the Emirates and Ethiopian Airlines flights” Ministry of health said.
In a briefing, Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng said all the patients are Ugandan nationals who traveled from Dubai.
She said they have all been isolated as all the persons who came into contact with them are being traced. She said that the first patient who tested positive is stable.
Emphasising the effectiveness of hygiene and maintaining the social distance of one metre in curbing the spread of the virus, President Yoweri Museveni while addressing the nation after Uganda’s first confirmed case said restaurants will remain open but should only offer takeaway services.