The ministry of Health has called upon all Ugandans who went to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates recently to go for coronavirus testing.
“All passengers who travelled from Dubai, UAE in the past 2 weeks are advised to report to Mulago Hospital Ward 2A to have their samples taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute for testing for COVID-19,” said Health minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng.
Addressing press on Monday night, Aceng said eight new cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in Uganda bringing the total number to 9.
The 8 cases are Ugandan nationals who travelled back from Dubai, UAE aboard Ethiopian airlines and Emirates flights.
“If you have returned from Dubai, UAE in the past 2 weeks, ministry of Health requests you to provide following information on WhatsApp to: 0753751202, 0787386828, 0752787882. Name: Your current Location: Contact: Recent travel history: Any symptoms: Airline: Return date:”
To date, a total of 2,661 travelers including Ugandans identified as potential risk have been either under self-quarantine or institutional quarantine.
Of these, 1,356 are under follow up; 774 of these are under institutional quarantine while 582 are under self-quarantine.