KAMPALA – Seventeen officials at the NRM Secretariat have been put under institutional quarantine for 14 days after two staff there positive for COVID-19.
The entire NRM Secretariat will also be disinfected on Thursday to minimize risk of infection.
“Following an announcement by the Rt. Hon.Secretary General that two of our staff tested positive of Covid-19, an urgent meeting has been convened between the Secretariat Top Mangement and the National Incident Management Team headed by Dr. Monica Musenero,” Rogers Mulindwa, the NRM spokesman, said on Wednesday.
“After a thorough analysis of the risk and exposure of members of this office, two staff have been taken under isolation and 17 others designated as high risks have been put under institutional quarantine for 14 days. Starting tomorrow (Thursday), there is going to be strict observance of the SOPs to minimise exposure and risk. The entire premises will undergo disinfection this Wednesday evening. All staff that didnt test on Monday will undergo a Covid-19 test tomorrow (Thursday),” he added.
The two cases also come a day after President Museveni’s visit to the secretariat on Tuesday where he was nominated as the party’s the national chairman and presidential flag bearer for the forthcoming 2021 elections.
While there, Mr Museveni revealed that he called in Ministry of Health experts on Sunday to test for Covid-19 after developing a sore throat and hoarse voice. He, however, said that his samples tested negative thus being able to appear in public again.