Ugandan Prime minister Ruhakana Rugunda has gone into self isolation after some of his contacts tested positive for coronavirus, ekyooto has learned.
In a tweet on his twitter handle, Dr. Rugunda says that he has taken this step as a health measure but he has not yet tested positive for the virus.
”My own test result is negative, however, I have taken this decision as a health recommended measure.
Friends, I have gone into self isolation after some of my contacts tested positive for #COVID19. My own test result is negative, however, I have taken this decision as a health recommended measure. #StaySafeUG
— Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda (@RuhakanaR) June 5, 2020
Minister Rugunda is the head of the national coronavirus task force and has been much involved in food distribution and collection.
His tweet comes after the coronavirus cases in the country started escalating after easing the lockdown.
In his national address on coronavirus virus, President Museveni allowed public transport but caution the public drivers to make sure that the cars carried half of the normal stipulated number. He had earlier allowed private cars.
The easing has however met many obstacles as thousands of passengers in Kampala are left to sleep in parks and streets after failing to access transport means. The few available public means have failed to sustain the many people flocking the city.
There were riots yesterday by taxi drivers and body boda men. The government has not yet come out to comment about this.