KAMPALA — The Ministry of Health has announced that all the new samples of 439 people that were tested for coronavirus at the Uganda Virus Research Institute on Friday tested negative.
The Director General Health Services Dr. Henry G. Mwebase made this announcement in a statement that leaves Uganda as of Friday April 10 standing at 53 coronavirus infections.
The majority of the cases, according to the health ministry, were of people who recently travelled to Dubai.
Dr. Mwebesa said that a cumulative total of 4301 samples have been tested for COVID-19 while a total number 439 are under institutional quarantine.
610 contacts to the confirmed cases are under followup but 654 have been discharged from the quarantine centres.
All the 53 people confirmed to have coronavirus are said to be in “stable condition” at Mulago National Specialized Hospital (21), Entebbe Grade B Hospital (30), Adjumani (1) and Hoima (1) hospital.
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 the threat of infections spread is completely decimated.