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Uganda’s main electricity distribution company Umeme Limited has announced that it has registered three positive cases of #Covid-19 among their staff members.

A statement issued by Peter Kaujju, the Head of Communications indicates that the three cases have already been referred to a designated health facility for further observation, management and treatment.

“Umeme has been screening staff for #Covid-19 as part of the proactive measures in checking the spread of the virus. This week samples were picked from some of our staff at the Lugogo Technical Centre in Industrial Area, Kampala by Lancet Laboratories and three (3) have tested positive for #Covid-19 as per the results issued on Tuesday 15th September 2020.” Part of the statement reads.

“We have engaged the concerned staff and their families to offer our support and referred them to a designated health facility for further observation, management and treatment while their contacts are being traced as per Ministry of Health protocols.”

Kaujju reveals that the Lugogo Technical Centre area will be temporarily closed for two days to allow disinfection.

“The Lugogo Technical Centre in industrial area will be temporarily closed for two days effective today to allow disinfection,” the statement further reads.

To date, the cumulative confirmed cases in Uganda stands at 5,123. The recoveries so far are 2,333 and the total #Covid-19 deaths are 58.