KAMPALA — A 15 year old boy is among three new cases of COVID-19 Uganda reported on Sunday, bringing the total number to 33 people that have tested positive in the country.
President Museveni said on his Facebook page that among the three new cases are wife and daughter of the man from Masaka who was among the first nine confirmed cases.
On his return from Dubai, the President said, he went home to his family.
“After the first confirmed case, his community advised him to go for check up where he tested positive. Therefore, his wife and daughter were his closest contacts and were quarantined in Entebbe when their husband/ father tested positive,” Mr. Museveni explained.
The other case is of a 15 year old who returned to the country from Europe.
Musaveni said the teenager returned from school in the United Kingdom on March 21st.
He was under institutional quarantine where he developed symptoms and tested positive.
The President further urged the public to observe the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health to ensure we break the spread of this virus.
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.
The was also among the first African country to announce a ban on large public gatherings including weddings, church and Jumat services for a period of 30 days.
President Museveni also announced the closure of schools including universities, citing the need to prevent the influx of cases from countries in the East African region.