KAMPALA — Six Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) staff have tested positive for coronavirus, management has said in a statement on Monday afternoon.
Of the six, five were confirmed from UNRA Headquarters, Nakawa Business Park while the other was identified at UNRA regional office in Masindi.
They tested positive for Covid-19 following a screening conducted between August 19 and 20 for which results for 222 samples out of 494 have been received.
UNRA has now joined a long list of both government and private agencies that have reported infections in the recent weeks. Key among others OPM, KCCA, Toyota, Parliament of Uganda, Vision Group and others.
UNRA and Ministry of Health have since rolled out the respective incident management protocols and the much needed health support system that will include psychosocial services to our affected members of staff currently under medical care.
‘We appeal to all our clients and the general public to continue practicing proper health hygiene as advised by the Ministry of Health including regular washing of hands, wearing facemasks, avoiding close contact and refraining from shaking hands among others,’ UNRA said in a notice pledging full support and cooperation in this regard.
Uganda has consistently reported low numbers of daily COVID-19 positive cases, however, in recent days; it has begun reporting increasing numbers of cases, particularly in Kampala, raising concern among authorities.