Three companies have been ordered to temporarily close after some of their employees tested positive for Covid-19.
The Minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng confirmed the development while addressing the media on the current COVID-19 pandemic in the country and response activities.
The businesses are: Eagle Holdings (4 cases confirmed): linked to the 5th death (46-year-old /Female; Indian), Megha Industries (4 cases confirmed) and Toyota Uganda (3 cases confirmed).
Meanwhile, two arcades in downtown Kampala – Namaganda Plaza and Galilaya arcade also registered positive cases of COVID-19 rising the fear of more infections in downtown Kampala.
The rise in COVID-19 cases has been attributed to non-compliance to health guidelines by members of the public.
Since the first COVID-19 case was reported in Kampala on 23rd March, 2020, a cumulative total of 160 confirmed cases have so far been registered.
It is important to note that of all the eleven deaths so far reported nationally, eight (8) are from the Kampala region alone.
“We would like to appeal to you to adhere to the measures instituted by H.E Kaguta Museveni and SOPs issued by the Ministry of Health to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Uganda. COVID-19 is real, it is dangerous and it kills like we are now experiencing.” Jane Ruth Aceng urged Ugandans.