The ministry of Health indicates that health workers tested positive from various places. Two of the seven positive workers are from Lira regional referral hospital. A lead nurse and a medical officer from Lira hospital have been admitted at Entebbe regional referral hospital while the rest are at Mulago specialised hospital.
Entebbe hospital director, Dr Moses Muwanga says that Lira hospital staff are stable and under close monitoring. The hospital currently has 45 patients, most of whom are long-distance truck drivers.
The ministry said that experts in infection, prevention and control, case management and psychosocial management are investigating what could have happened and how the health workers got infected.
“The team of 14 health workers has never handled an infectious disease like Ebola or COVID-19 and they were also overwhelmed after receiving 21 patients in five days,” says Ayella.