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Kampala registers another COVID-19 death

Uganda has today registered its 12th coronavirus death of a 65-year-old male, a resident of Kampala.

The deceased was admitted in Nsambya hospital and later transferred to China-Uganda Friendship hospital after developing signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19, according to the ministry of Health.

The deceased becomes the 9th COVID-19 death that has been registered in the Kampala Metropolitan Area in the last 3 weeks.

A further 32 COVID-19 cases were confirmed from the 4,289 samples tested yesterday, August 13, 2020, and include 17 alerts of which 10 are from Kampala, two from Luweero, 3 from Mbale, and one each from Kagadi and Hoima.

There were also six contacts to the previously confirmed cases who tested positive including 3 from Kampala, 2 from Nakaseke and 1 from Tororo.

Among the six truck drivers who tested positive; 3 arrived from Kenya via Malaba and Busia while 3 arrived from South Sudan via Oraba and Waligo entry points.

Also, three returnees tested positive including two who arrived from Kenya and one from DR Congo. 19 foreign truck drivers - 12 Kenyans, 2 Congolese, 4 Tanzanians and one South Sudanese who tested positive were denied entry into the country.

Yesterday, the minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng warned that the gains Uganda had made in containing the spread of the virus might soon be quashed away as people continue to disregard the set out standard operating procedures.

The minister decried the growing complacency among the population who have since abandoned hand washing, wearing of face masks while in public and social distancing. Aceng said the doctors who have sacrificed so much in the last 5 months are worried that they will soon be the already fragile health system is going to be overwhelmed by the increasing numbers of community transmission. 

Since the partial lifting of the lockdown, 3 factories in Kampala including Eagle Holdings (4 confirmed cases) where Uganda's 5th death of 46-year-old female of Indian origin was traced, Megha Industries (4 confirmed cases) and Toyota Uganda (3 confirmed cases) have been closed after registering COVID-19 cases. 

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+2 #1 Willy 2020-08-14 18:21
I have moved around, and I have seen for myself the complacency which the Health minister Dr. Ruth Aceng is warning about.

And I regret to inform the public that the war against COVID-19 has been lost. It is only the Gods who will save the foolish Africans.
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0 #2 Mbeho Achuc 2020-08-16 04:26
And I regret to inform the public that the war against COVID-19 has been lost. It is only the Gods who will save the foolish Africans.

Acheng Ruth has opted to go campaigning for MP ..will she have time for you sleeping Ugandans anymore?

Too much segregation is taking place regarding Covid 19 SoPs..Anite held a mass procession and no one stopped her , Acheng Ruth did the same , but when Kyagulanyi is just going for a radio talk show, he is stopped, harassed, framed!!!

That is making him even more popular, thankfully!!
His legal team should take advantage of the infringement of his rights as a candidate...

I m not Wines supporter, but black Africa stinks with segregation, tribalism, mentally ill politicians,thieves, corrupt, lies..

If these vices are not dealt with, then no African fools should ever refer to racism or past colonialismx
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0 #3 Amooti Mugi 2020-08-16 14:19
The vague scientists have joined politics and campaigns like Acheng whom I really loved for her brave fight at the beginning, and it worked!

Now who determined the expensiy cost of test kits?
Still asking,
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