KAMPALA – Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng will Thursday, July 30 deliver another comprehensive health address to the nation on the COVID-19 Response in Uganda.
The Ministry of Health said the address who time is yet to be determined will be live on all TVs via the National Broadcaster, UBC studios.
With evolving COVID-19 situation in the country, Jane Aceng the minister of health is expected to make a comprehensive address on Thursday this week via UBC and other TVs,” the Ministry of Health said, adding that the time will be communicated accordingly.
Uganda reported a second COVID-19 death, the ministry of health said on Sunday.
The Ministry in a statement indicated that the victim was an 80-year-old female who was first admitted at a private hospital in the capital Kampala on Friday and later referred to a bigger hospital (Mengo Hospital in Kampala)
“Upon admission at Mengo Hospital she presented with symptoms consistent to COVID-19 which include cough, fever, chest pain, and difficulty in breathing,” the statement said.
Postmortem samples were later analyzed and confirmed to be COVID-19.
The contact tracing and listing process have been initiated, according to the statement.
The Seychelles and Eritrea are now the only countries in Africa not to have reported a Covid-19 death, according to John Hopkins University data.
Since the pandemic began, 1,115 Ugandans have tested positive for Covid-19, Ministry of Health figures showed on Monday.
The country took stringent steps to try to halt the spread of the virus early on in March. It was one of the first African countries to impose travel restrictions on its citizens and others traveling from 16 countries it said had a high number of cases of coronavirus, including the US and UK.
It was also among the first African country to announce a ban on large public gatherings including weddings, church, and Jumat services for a period of 30 days.
On March 18, schools were closed and public rallies banned.