A new case has been confirmed for COVID-19, today from Kenya.
The new case is a 38 year old Ugandan male, a cargo transporter who arrived from Kenya via Malaba on 12/04/2020.
As of today, confirmed cases of COVID-19 stand at 55 in Uganda.
Eight discharges for COVID-19, have so far been confirmed.
This comes hours after Uganda’s lockdown was extended.
Commander in Chief Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has extended lockdown to May 2nd, 2020 to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The President announced earlier in the day that the number of confirmed cases is still at 54.
PresidentMuseveni also said in a communique following a cabinet meeting today Tuesday said unnecessary movement and visits outside the home are not permitted except for essential services such as healthcare, food shopping or banking and for personnel performing such services.
He said it said places of worship will remain closed as well as both public and private schools and higher education institutions.
Uganda had originally announced an initial two-week lockdown on March 21 which was set to expire in a tonight at Midnight.
All public and private sector employees shall continue to use technology to work from home except for those providing essential services. Borders will remain closed except for goods and cargo.