Coronavirus Quarantined in Kamwenge
1 person suspected of Coronavirus Quarantined at Rukunyu hospital in Kamwenge. PHOTO/INDEPENDENT UGANDA

One person in Kamwenge put into isolation with Coronavirus disease COVID-19 related symptoms

As more worries about the deadly coronavirus continue to arise in Uganda information reaching Flash Uganda Media indicates that one person in Kamwenge District has been put into isolation after he displayed coronavirus related symptoms.

The patient whose named remained unidentified has been isolated at Rukunyu hospital in Kamwenge district after he presented with symptoms similar to those of the Coronavirus disease.

Sources around said that the suspected victim also a resident of Bihanga Sub County developed chest pains, cough, fever and a running nose after returning from Rwanda on Saturday.

According to Dr Delphine Kuala, the in-charge of Padre-Pio Health III in Kamwenge town council, the suspect approached them for treatment of what he termed as cough and flue on Monday, 23rd.

But upon seeing his behaviour and other COVID -19 related symptoms they immediately referred him to Rukunyu Hospital for further management.

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According to the Rukunyu Hospital superintendent, Dr Ivan Mujuni the suspected patient has since been isolated. He meanwhile called on the public to be calm.

The Kamwenge District Health Officer, Dr William Mucunguzi, also noted that they have as well taken blood samples from him.

He further stressed that his blood sample is going to be sent to the Uganda Virus Research Institute – UVRI in Entebbe for testing. 

Coronavirus Quarantined in Kamwenge
1 person suspected of Coronavirus Quarantined at Rukunyu hospital in Kamwenge. PHOTO/INDEPENDENT UGANDA

COVID – 19 updates in Uganda

As of today, total cases of the deadly coronavirus in Uganda have risen to nine in only a space of three days.

Eight new cases of the were confirmed on Monday, 23, to add to the one case that was confirmed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday last week.

While addressing a presser yesterday at the MOH offices in Wandegeya, health minister Jane Ruth Aceng said 35 samples were checked and out of these 8 tested positive of the virus.

All the eight cases are Ugandan nationals who travelled back from Dubai on March 20th and March 22nd.