Kabale, Kisoro and other western Uganda districts have been placed on red alert after cases of Coronavirus in neighbouring Rwanda hit 36.
Rwanda on Monday recorded 17 new coronavirus cases raising the total to 36, the Rwanda Ministry of Health confirmed.
In a statement, the Ministry said the new cases include nine travellers from UAE, three from Kenya, two from USA, one from Qatar, one from India and one contact of a previously confirmed positive case.
“All travellers entered isolation between 17-20 March in designated locations and were tested. All patients are under treatment in stable condition, isolated from other patients.The tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management,” the Ministry announced.
The figure is the highest increase reported in the country and in the East African Community, where all except South Sudan and Burundi have reported coronavirus infections.
The pandemic has forced Kigali to impose draconian regulations that have put human activities at a standstill including air travel.
Private transportation and pedestrian movement are all prohibited across the country except for essential services and to buy food.
This announcement came after over 100 people traveling from Rwanda were quarantined in Kabale.
Now authorities in the western Uganda districts are advising people to heed to regulations and rules as set by government.
Uganda has so far registered 9 Corona cases