Covid-19 testing kits

Twenty one Ministry of Finance staff have tested positive for Covid-19 following a testing exercise carried out between August 19 and 21.

Finance staff under-went mandatory COVID-19 tests and the results, according to a letter released by the Secretary to the treasury Keith Muhakanizi, confirmed that 21 of the staff members had the virus.

Muhakanizi said “they have contacted the affected staff and placed them under medical care.”

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He added that their immediate “close contacts will be subjected to mandatory isolation and quarantined in line with the ministry of Finance safety and procedures and ministry of Health guidelines.”

 

Some of the other workplaces that have so far registered Covid-19 cases include; Toyota Uganda, Eagle Holdings, NRM Secretariat, NBS TV, NTV, BBS and New Vision, among others.

On Monday, the Ministry of Health confirmed 99 new cases and two new deaths.

The cases have tremendously increased since June when the government eased on lockdown, allowing most businesses to open for work.