KAMPALA — Uganda is set to release ten people today, Monday, April 20 from Entebbe Grade B hospital after recovering fully from coronavirus, PML Daily has learnt.
Their discharge today will bring the total number of recoveries to 38, against 17 active cases.
The new recoveries include five Watoto choir members, three of their caretakers, and the boda boda man who had been admitted with COVID-19, according to reports.
Uganda on Sunday, April 19 discharged six more patients including a baby who has recovered from COVID-19 after treatment.
15 patients were early this week discharged from Mulago National Referral Hospital in the capital Kampala, Two from Entebbe Grade B, and one from Hoima Regional Referral Hospital in the western part of the country.
Health Minister Dr. Jane Aceng who was giving a status update on coronavirus response in Uganda and appealed to all of Ugandans who live along the roads followed by the truck drivers including the women who interact with them for different purposes to stay away from these truck drivers.
Addressing the nation on Sunday night, President Museveni congratulated Ugandans for the progress realised thus far in the fight against the coronavirus.
“We have defeated the locusts, we shall defeat coronavirus, we shall defeat the floating island. I really want to congratulate all of you Ugandans.”
The President, however, said that anybody who has died of the coronavirus “must be buried where they have died”.
While some Ugandans have died of the virus abroad, Uganda has not registered any COVID-19-related death within its boundaries.