Police Chief Political Commissar Asan Kasingye has tested positive for Covid19.
“Bad news! I am Covid19 positive,” he confirmed in a tweet on Sunday.
The Assistant Inspector General of Police becomes the latest victim from government institutions concentrated around the capital Kampala.
Currently, Kampala Metropolitan Area has the highest numbers of community transmission.
A cumulative total of 540 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Kampala since the 23rd March.
Of these, 342 cases were registered within the last one week, from 15th August to 21st August 2020 including 5 COVID-19 deaths.
Several institutions including; Malaysia Furnishing, Royal Pharma, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, IGG, KCCA, Toyota, NRM Secretariat, Eagle Holdings, Megha Industries, media houses (New Vision, NBS, NTV, BBS) and other private hospitals have reported clusters.