KAMPALA – The Ministry of Health has on Friday night confirmed five new cases of coronavirus in Uganda bringing the total number to 23.
President Museveni had earlier confirmed that four more people had also tested positive for COVID-19.
Without giving details, the ministry said out of 227 samples run today Friday, March 27, 2020, at Uganda Virus Institute 222 samples tested negative for COVID-19.
“5 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed bringing the total to 23 cases in Uganda. Out of 227 samples run today at @UVRIug, 222 samples tested negative for COVID-19. Details will follow in a press release to be issued in the morning,” the ministry through her Twitter handle.
Uganda has taken stringent steps to try to halt the spread of the virus in the country.
Uganda was one of the first African countries to impose travel restrictions on its citizens and others traveling from 16 countries it said had a high number of cases of coronavirus, including the US and UK.