Uganda COVID-19 Cases rise to 23

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Health minister Dr. Ruth Aceng being briefed at a screening center; Online Photo

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda has risen to 23, after five more positive results were got from 227 samples tested Friday.

Earlier in the day, it had been announced that four other people from Dubai who have been under quarantine tested positive on Thursday.

A total of 574 individuals who traveled from Dubai in the past two weeks have been identified. Currently 129 are in institutional quarantine.

In his message after President Museveni said he is happy to see that the majority of returnees are negative which means they don’t have the virus.

Museveni however expressed worry that the people who are positive had circulated in the population.

A testing center set up at Ward A at Mulago for those who arrived recently from Dubai has meanwhile been overwhelmed by Ugandans who have flocked to be tested.

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