Ministry of Health coronavirus entebbe foreigners
Ministry of Health: All the four isolated foreigners at Entebbe are safe and free from coronavirus. File Photo

All the four isolated foreigners at Entebbe are safe and free from coronavirus – Ministry of Health

Following hours of isolation and detention at Entebbe International Airport, the ministry of health has finally confirmed that the four foreign nationals are not infected with the coronavirus.

According to the Ministry of Health Senior Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the four foreigners that were brought forth by the surveillance teams today morning have all tested negative.

Ainebyoona who is first to say that the ministry is on strong alert indicated that the group of four comprising one French and three Chinese are all negative of COVID – 19.

“Test results for samples obtained from the four foreign nationals (One French and three Chinese) are Negative of COVID-19,” the ministry’s Senior Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ainebyoona claimed in response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Ministry of Health coronavirus entebbe foreigners
Ministry of Health: All the four isolated foreigners at Entebbe are safe and free from coronavirus. File Photo

As of today, coronavirus has killed over 3,000 people worldwide, the vast majority in mainland China. There have been more than 88,000 global cases, with infections on every continent except Antarctica as reported by CNN.

More deaths are also being reported in the U.S after a second patient in Washington state has died as first cases were reported in Florida, New York and Rhode Island.

According to CNN, the Louvre museum in Paris remains closed as France scrambles to contain the outbreak, which has at least 100 confirmed cases.

More than half of all confirmed cases in South Korea have been linked to a religious group with at least 57% of the total confirmed cases related to the Shincheonji religious group’s Daegu branch, the head of the South Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said in a Monday press briefing.

According to the Aljazeera, more than 87,000 people are infected with the deadly coronavirus.

The virus continues to spread around the world with hotspots in Europe and the Middle East including in Indonesia that has recorded it’s first two cases while Iran has reported 11 more deaths totalling to 54 – the highest outside China.

The number of people infected in Italy – the centre of the outbreak in Europe has jumped to 1,694 while the number in France has increased to 130.

Other countries including the Czech Republic, Scotland and the Dominican Republic have also confirmed their first cases.

Problems associated with the Coronavirus

Besides deaths, COVID -19 another name to refer to the virus has presented the world economy with it’s the greatest danger since the global financial crisis in 2008 according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

It has already affected global growth in terms as a result of lowering down the tourism levels as well as affecting imports and exports.