KAMPALA — Uganda has recorded zero COVID-19 infection cases for three consecutive days.
The president Yoweri Museveni-led country has its total number of confirmed infections stuck at 79 since Sunday April 26.
In the latest update by the health ministry, Uganda recorded zero positive cases from a total of 2400 samples that were tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 28.
According the statement from the MoH, 534 samples were from the community while 1866 samples were of truck drivers at the boarder points of entry.
A day before, health officials had tested a total of 2,255 samples which all returned negatives results.
President Yoweri Museveni, addressing the country on the Coronavirus pandemic said taking nationwide measures to curb the spread of the deadly virus was significant and has thanked Ugandans for responding with a positive attitude.
He particularly thanked “the security forces for enforcing those measures”, and also thanking “ media and Ugandans for fighting this war by listening to advice”.
Uganda has registered 79 cases of coronavirus by Tuesday, April 28.
A breakdown of this statistic includes 52 Ugandans, one Canadian, one Indian resident, two Chinese, 1 Burundian, nine Kenyans and 13 Tanzanians.
As many as 14,789 people tested in Uganda have been found to be negative of coronavirus.
Uganda’s approach of “keeping quiet and listening” has led to no new cases registered within the society for the last one week.
This, according to the President, could mean three possibilities:
One, there are no more cases in the country – “and that would be wonderful news”.
Second, the people are being infected but they are not getting sick.
Third, some of the people are dying from an underlying disease, but people do not know that coronavirus has contributed to their demise. To find out the cause here, “our people are using verbal autopsy”.
“In these remaining days, our experts are going to study more,” says Mr. Museveni
About an hour before President Museveni’s delivery, health ministery delivered a dollop of good news to the nation.
The Ministry tweeted that five people who had been infected with coronavirus have been discharged, bringing to 52 the cumulative total number of recoveries in Uganda