Two suspected Coronavirus patients have been isolated at Mbale regional hospital
The suspects who are the residents of Nabugoye village in Nabweya parish and Chemongesi Mbale district reported to the facility this morning after they developed symptoms.
The suspects have been known as a 44 year old Shaban Alimuyeye from Nabugoye village Nabweya parish, Namanyonyi Sub County Mbale district and a 35 year old Kenyan Christopher Kamande from Chemongesi an athletic camp in Kapchorwa.
According to Diana Nkesiga a laboratory technician at Mbale municipality health centre 2, the patients were showing signs and symptoms of Covid-19 which is cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, headache, muscle aches, and running nose.
Nkesiga saids that one of the suspects Christopher Kamande has been moving in and out of the country to Kenya.
According to Christopher Kamande a Kenyan, he traveled from Kenya to Kapchorwa chemongesi in an athletic camp.
Kamande further noted that he started developing the signs and he thought it was just weather affecting his health but now it is turning into something else.
Shaban Alimuyeye said that they came for treatment but after they saw the situation was worsening and after testing they have been isolated and they are waiting for the response from the facility and he said he has been told that the ambulance is coming for them.
So far, very many people from different parts of the country have been suspected and they are under isolation.
The Ministry of Health has confirmed ninth new cases of COVID-19 in the country. All infected are Ugandans who traveled from Dubai. This brings to nine the number of cases Uganda has confirmed, a day after President Yoweri Museveni announced closure of the borders to human traffic.
Minister of Health Ruth Aceng has called on anyone who came into Uganda from Dubai in the past two weeks to get in touch with her officers so they can track and test them.
“The UAE was not among the high risk countries. From what we are seeing we are not sure what was reported was the truth,” said Aceng at a press conference Monday night in Kampala.