KAMPALA – The Health Ministry has unveiled four emergency telephone numbers for novel coronavirus cases after one person was diagnosed positive for the highly contagious disease on Saturday night.
The coronavirus emergency numbers?+256 800 203033 and +256 800 100066, both toll-free lines are operated by the ministry’s emergency teams for any suspected cases.
Other emegency numbers include 0782 909 153 operated by Mr. Atek Kagirita and 0772 460 297 operated by Dr. Allan Muruta.
The numbers are operated by emergency teams to allow quicker responses,” Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng announced on Saturday night.
Health minister Dr. Ruth Jane Aceng confirmed the first coronavirus infection in Uganda on Saturday night.
“The ministry would like to inform the general public that Uganda has confirmed her first case of coronavirus disease COVID-19.”
Dr. Aceng said the confirmed case is a 36-year-old Ugandan male who arrived from Dubai, on Saturday, March 21, 2020, aboard Ethiopian Airlines.
He’s being isolated at Entebbe Grade B hospital.
President Yoweri Museveni is expected to address the country again today on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at 4 pm on the same.
Senior press secretary to the President, Don Wanyama said, the address will be will be carried live on television and radio.