Molly Nawe Kamukama, the Minister of State for Economic Monitoring, has dismissed as false reports claiming she made her kids skip quarantine on return from abroad.
“I take note of social media rumour that my children skipped mandatory quarantine after their return from Canada,” she said Wednesday.
“This is false as my kids are currently on Day 4 under institutional quarantine.”
The former Principal Private Secretary [PPS] urged all Ugandans to adhere to the ministry of Health guidelines so as to defeat COVID19.
Addressing the nation on Wednesday, President Museveni said there is a nationwide system of responding to reports of suspected cases.
“We have village health monitoring teams that inform the about 100 hubs (health centres) once a case is suspected.”
He said the hubs have capacity to take samples which are then sent to Entebbe for testing.
The country has registered five more cases, bringing the total to 14 confirmed cases.
Among these new cases is a trader from Adjumani who frequented the border with South Sudan, a baby in Iganga whose father had recently returned from Kisumu Kenya and two Chinese nationals recently stopped in Zombo on their way to DR Congo.
Minus the new cases, of the nine earlier recorded, eight are responding well to treatment.
Their temperatures have come down. Only one case still has temperature fluctuations but our medical people are closely monitoring.
“We expect to get more reports of scattered cases but on the whole, we are happy that we took critical decisions early enough like closing schools and centres of worship. This greatly reduced points of contact,” Museveni said.
“However, now that we have some new cases, the government must take additional measures to check the spread of this disease. We cannot wait until more people are infected.”