KAMPALA — All 231 samples tested for COVID-19 at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe today Monday April 06 have all returned negative.
It is a good news day in Uganda as the country’s confirmed cases remain at 52.
According to a press release by the Ministry of Health signed by the Director-General Health Services, Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the ministry is currently undertaking intensified efforts that are aimed at tracing and testing individuals who returned to Uganda between March 7-22.
“Therefore, we appeal to all those who will be contacted by the field teams to comply and avail themselves for testing”.
Dr. Mwebesa said all cumulative samples tested at UVRI stands at 3160 while a total of 657 are under follow-up in institutional quarantine while a total of 855 contacts of the confirmed cases are also under follow up.
Monday MoH statement also adds all the 52 confirmed COVID-19 cases are in stable condition at Mulago, Entebbe Grade B , Adjumani and Hoima hospitals.
Dr. Mwebesa re-emphasized that Uganda has not registered any COVID-19 related death.
The Uganda government has taken firm steps to prevent the spread, including instituting a total lockdown in the country with movement of persons restricted and a night curfew enforced.
The initiatives are intended to give the Ministry of Health the opportunity to trace all the persons at risk of contracting and spreading the virus such that it’s threat is completely decimated.
President Museveni is expected to adress the country once again on Tuesday to enumerate new measures and updates.
Add, on Monday Mr Museveni too said it was good news all the days tests were negative.
He wrote on his Facebook page:
Countrymen, Countrywomen and the Bazzukulu.
Today, the 6th of April 2020, 231 samples were tested for Covid-19. A total of 119 samples were from those in quarantine and 112 were from the villages where the returnees who had bypassed the quarantine had had contact with them.
The good thing is that all were negative.
We shall continue informing you.
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
President of Uganda