Uganda has today declared three of her COVID-19 cases free of the virus after full recovery of the said patients. This shows the COVID-19 curve has flattened for the land locked East African nation.
The trio completed their 21 day treatment at Entebbe Grade B hospital and were since Friday, 10 showing negative after a couple of further tests. The Health Ministry says they expect 15 more patients to have fully recovered by Monday. The Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng commends the health workers at Entebbe for handling these cases with utmost care as none of them contracted the contagion as case is with other European countries like Italy where over 1000 health workers have contracted the virus.
Ugands registered her first COVID-19 case on March, 21 when a 32 year old Dubai returnee showed signs of high temperatures. Ever since, several cases sprouted from the diaspora returnees.
The minister raised concerns of stigma in communities where these cases hail from. She urged members of the public to remain calm and show love and care for the discharged as she maintains they are now Corona-free.
The discharge of the trio implies a reduction from 53 to 50 cases. The media has been discouraged from publishing the identities of the patients as this can help reduce stigma. Uganda as a country was lauded by the World Health Organisation for her preparedness to tackle the deadly Corona virus pandemic.