There was panic and scare earlier this Friday after a Chinese national collapsed in the city centre.

The unidentified Chinese fella was at Luwum street in Kampala. It’s not yet clear what led to his unfortunate situation, but there were fears he could be infected with Coronavirus.

This comes hours after East Africa declared a first Coronavirus case in neighbouring Kenya.
A few days ago, the coronavirus outbreak, which has been sweeping the world, was labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the number of cases outside China had increased 13-fold over the past two weeks.

He said he was “deeply concerned” by

“alarming levels of inaction” over the virus.

A pandemic is a disease that is spreading in multiple countries around the world at the same time.

However, Dr Tedros said that calling the outbreak a pandemic did not mean the WHO was changing its advice about what countries should do.

He called on governments to change the course of the outbreak by taking “urgent and aggressive action”.

“Several countries have demonstrated that this virus can be suppressed and controlled,” he said.

“The challenge for many countries who are now dealing with large clusters or community transmission is not whether they can do the same – it’s whether they will.”

“We’re in this together to do the right things with calm and protect the citizens of the world. It’s doable,” he said.


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