Uganda has registered four new cases of coronavirus disease-19 (COVID19) bringing to 18 the number of the confirmed cases.
In a statement issued through his social media platforms, Museveni said that although the first patients were responding positively to treatment, four of the 197 who have been under institutional quarantine had tested positive.
The 197 are part of the group that recently returned from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) who were tested on Thursday, March 26.
“Yesterday, the 26th of March, another 197 people were tested and many of them were returnees from Dubai or other category one countries, only four tested positive. These four had been under institutional quarantine in the various hotels identified by the sub-committee on quarantine. They have been evacuated to Mulago Hospital for treatment,” Museveni stated.
He hailed Ugandans for embracing the measures he announced to control Covid-19 has resulted in some positives much as it is too early to accurately determine whether Uganda is defeating the virus or not, he said.
He added that the efforts of identifying by temperature monitoring at the airport, quarantining the people on whom there’s some suspicion and tracing the ones who escaped from the quarantine is working well and paying off for Uganda.
“The other good news is that the majority of the 14 people who are hospitalized at Entebbe, Mulago and Masaka with the virus are responding well to the treatment and seem to be improving,” Museveni reported.
The development comes after the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that the pandemic is accelerating at an exponential rate.