Coronavirus Confirmed In Uganda

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The Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Uganda. The confirmed case is a 36-year-old Ugandan male who arrived from Dubai at 2:00 am yesterday, Saturday, March 21st, 2020 aboard Ethiopian airlines. He presented with symptoms of high fever and poor appetite.

The Health Minister while making her address to the country said that during the screening process at the airport, his temperature was 38.7 degrees centigrade. The Minister added that this prompted the health workers to isolate him at the airport for further follow-up.

“He was evacuated to Entebbe Grade B hospital for further follow-up where a swab was taken from his nose and taken for further studies,” said Health Minister Ruth Aceng.

The public is hereby requested to remain calm and vigilant and to report any suspected cases and call toll-free lines on 0800-203-033 and 0800-100-066.