KAMPALA – The National Covid-19 force in charge of burials on Saturday buried a man who died after presenting symptoms similar to those of coronavirus.
The deceased, a resident of Bwashamure, Kenshunga Sub County, was admitted to Rushere community hospital on Monday after presenting body weakness, sore throat, and headache.
Ivan Kamya, the health officer Kiruhura district said the deceased was taken in for management very ill and samples picked from him but unfortunately he died on Saturday before his results were released.
King Martin Kyanyawanga, chairperson LC III Kenshunga sub county said the deceased was first taken to witch doctors but when his condition deteriorated they decided to report to the task force who evacuated him to Rushere community hospital.
Aminadab Muhindo, Kiruhura Resident District Commissioner called for calm as they wait for results. He asked the contacts of the deceased to self-quarantine.
Uganda has so far registered four covid-19 deaths.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces.
You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.