Parliament of Uganda

The Parliament of Uganda has announced that it has registered five positive cases of #Covid-19 following random tests.

A statement issued by Helen Kaweesa, the Assistant Director of Communications and Public Affairs indicates that the five positive cases are now undergoing treatment in the recommended health facilities.

“Following random testing for #Covid-19 in Parliament last week, it has been established that five (5) members if staff have tested positive for the virus. They are now undergoing treatment in the recommended health facilities,” Kawesa said in part of the statement.

Kawesa reveals that with effect from tomorrow, Saturday, September 5, 2020, Parliament will be disinfected and numbers of staff will be scaled down further with immediate effect.

“The other staff who were in contact with the affected have been identified and advised to stay home in self-quarantine. If they develop any signs and symptoms, they have been advised to contact the Parliament doctor immediately who will then liaise with the Ministry of Health to have them tested.”

To date, Uganda has registered 3,353 Covid-19 cumulative positive cases and out of these 1,564 people have recovered while 35 have died.