KAMPALA — President Yoweri Museveni is addressing the country again, a day after the Uganda confirmed its first coronavirus case.
Health minister Jane Ruth Aceng said the confirmed case is a 36 year old Ugandan male who arrived from Dubai, on Saturday March 21 2020 aboard Ethiopian Airlines at 2:00am.
During the screening process at the airport, Dr Aceng said the patient’s temperature was 38.7— prompting the health teams to isolate him at the airport for further follow up.
Subsequent temperatures taken at intervals of 30 minutes and one hour remained the same.
He was evacuated to Entebbe Grade B Hospital for further follow up where a nasal swab was taken for analysis.