KAMPALA- Toyota Uganda has temporarily closed it’s Kampala branch effective August 10 after three staff tested positive for COVID-19.
Toyota Managing Director Mahmood Omar revealed that last week, some of their staff at the Kampala branch reported COVID-19 like symptoms.
“As a precautionary measure, we requested that they be tested,” he said in a press release.
According to Mr Omar, interim results from the ministry of health indicate that three staff had contracted the virus and they were referred to Mulago hospital for further attention and treatment.
“While the rest of the Kampala branch staff in line with our safety procedures and MOH guidelines have been requested to stay at home under the mandatory 14 days quarantine as the situation continues to be monitored,” said Omar.
He said the Kampala branch will be closed until additional steps as guided by the authorities are put in place and all the staff confimed in good health.
“Strict safety measures and SOPs guidelines continue to be followed at our head office in Namanve industrial park as well as our countryside branches which are open,” reads the statement in part.
Uganda’s cumulative confirmed cases have risen to 1,297 while recoveries are said to be 1,137 as of August 10.
Whereas the total number of COVID-19 deaths is nine.