Government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, who doubles as the Uganda Media Centre executive director, has told journalists that the former army spokesperson died of Covid-19.
The deputy executive director of Uganda Media Centre (UMC) Rtd Col Shaban Bantariza died Tuesday morning at Mulago National Referral Hospital.
“He died at about 2am this morning from Mulago hospital where he had been admitted in the Intensive Care Unit since Sunday,” Opondo said.
Bantariza had been complaining of chest pain, low blood pressure, low blood sugar and cough before he was admitted to hospital.
According to Opondo, Bantariza was first admitted in Mbuya Military Hospital on Friday from where he was taken to Victoria and then eventually transferred to Mulago after they had suspected he could have contracted Covid-19.
“His samples were tested and it was confirmed that he had contracted Covid-19.The post-mortem has been done and it confirmed that he died of Covid-19,” Opondo told journalists.