Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng revealed that three samples have confirmed positive for COVID-19 today March 29.
The minister also revealed that 203 samples tested negative for COVID-19.
Total number of cases is now 33 in Uganda.
Seven new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Uganda yesterday, Saturday, 28 March 2020.
The president confirmed: “Countrymen, Countrywomen and the Bazukulu. The latest about the Covid-19 situation in our country is that today (Sunday), 206 individuals, mainly returnees from the Gulf and Europe, were tested and only 3 tested positive. All these have been in institutional quarantine.
Two of these are wifeand daughter of the man from Masaka who was among the first nine confirmed cases. On his return from Dubai, he went home to his family. After the first confirmed case, his community advised him to go for check up where he tested positive.
Therefore, his wife and daughter were his closest contacts and were quarantined in Entebbe when their husband/ father tested positive.
The third person is a 15-year-old teenager who returned from school in the United Kingdom on March 21st. He was under institutional quarantine where he developed symptoms and tested positive.
I urge you all to observe the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health and myself to ensure we break the spread of this virus.”